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About the course:

This exciting course allows you to develop your performance skills and provides you with varied opportunities to perform in front of an audience. You will learn about different performance styles and theatre movements, exploring ideas and concepts practically and creatively. You will gain a knowledge and understanding of theatre practice through your work as an actor, a director and audience member.

How it will be assessed

You have 3 Units to complete in the first year, each focusing on a range of practical Drama skills. The emphasis of the BTEC course is on practical work and performance pieces will be assessed by your tutor. There will be at least 3 Units to complete in the second year to achieve the full award.

You will need to provide evidence of your learning and development during each unit. The process that you go through to get to your end product is of equal importance to your final performance work.

Log books


PowerPoint presentations


Group presentations


Video Diaries

Portfolio tasks

It is practical courses where assessments are ongoing.

There are no external examinations.

What is expected of you

To excel on the BTEC course you are required to:

Plan your time effectively including for rehearsals, completion of assignment material, group meetings, research.

Work well with others; group work is an essential element of the course

What it prepares you for

This course will provide you with the skills and experience that you will need to work in the Performing Arts industry. You can continue studying the Performing Arts at a higher level.

The title of the course is BTEC Level 3 in Performing Arts. The certificate achieved at the end of Lower 6th is worth up to 70 UCAS points and the Subsidiary Diploma achieved at the end of Upper 6th is worth up to 140 UCAS points.