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Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate at Prince Henry's Grammar School, Otley

Course description

Performing Arts holds an important and prominent place in today’s society.
Music, drama and dance are combined in this course, which will equip learners to perform to a high standard and develop their theatrical skills. The course is highly practical in nature, with an emphasis on working hard to train as an accomplished performer with a rounded skills set.

Course content

We will be offering the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts. This qualification is equivalent to one A Level.

During the two year course students will study acting, dance and singing. They will study the following units:

  • Investigating practitioners’ work - externally assessed
  • Developing skills and techniques for live performance
  • Group performance workshop - externally assessed
  • Plus, one from:

o    Acting styles

o    Improvisations

o    Contemporary Dance Technique

o    Variety Performance 

Entry requirements

Ideally, students taking this course will have at least a Merit in the Level 2 Performing Arts BTEC qualification, or another qualification within the Performing Arts family (such as GCSE Drama, Dance or Music).

Students on this course need to have a love of performing to others and be prepared to work hard to produce polished scenes from musical theatre and performances for others to watch, or to be filmed.

It is expected that students on this course participate in the annual school musical.

Future opportunities

This course is the preferred qualification for those wishing to pursue a career in the Performing Arts industry. If you are interested in a career in musical theatre, acting, dance or any aspect of theatrical work, this course will give you a great platform to start from. It is ideal for anyone wishing to apply for chorus/lead role work, or even for those wishing to teach any aspect of Performing Arts.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 07 December 2016
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