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About the course:

This exciting drama 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 practically and creatively. You

will gain a knowledge and understanding of theatre practice

through your work as an actor, a director and an audience



What does this qualification cover?

This qualification covers both scripted and devised work. It also

offers you opportunities to do research and to evaluate your skills on

a regular basis. You will be taking part in a variety of practical

workshops which will focus on improving your drama skills and

adding to your ‘Actor’s Toolkit’.


How will it be assessed:

You have 2 units to complete in the first year, each focusing on a range of drama skills. The emphasis of the BTEC course is on practical work and performance pieces will be assessed by the staff.

Unit 1 – Investigating Practitioners’ Work (externally assessed):

You will explore practically a range of theatre practitioners, experimenting with their performance styles and learning about their impact on theatre.

Unit 2 – Developing Skills & Techniques for Live Performance (internally assessed):

You will develop your performance skills as an actor and director, performing in both scripted and devised practical work. The evidence can take the form of actor’s logs, PowerPoint presentations, filmed performances, photographs, evaluations or portfolio tasks.


What is expected of you:

To excel on the BTEC course, you are required to:

  • Be willing to perform both in lessons and at showcase events.
  • Plan your time effectively. You will be expected to rehearse out of lesson time and attend theatre trips. You will need to organise group meetings and use study time to carry out research and to complete actor’s logs.
  • Work well with others; group work is an essential element of the course.


What it prepares you for:

This course will enable you to develop ‘Actor’s Toolkit’ from BTEC Level 2/ GCSE.

This course will provide you the skills and experience that you will need to work in the performing arts industry. It will also give you skills to enable you to continue to study at a higher level such as a degree.


Entry Requirements:

  1. Merit or above in BTEC Performing Arts Level 2
  2. 5 or above in GCSE Drama

Qualification details:



For more information please speak to:

Mrs J. Brett – Room 607