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Performing Arts BTEC Subsidiary Diploma at Sir Harry Smith Community College

Course description

COURSE OVERVIEW Performing Arts is a combination of practical learning and academic theory. Learning takes place in a variety of ways; practical workshops, research, rehearsals, production, improvisation and composition. You must be able to analyse and initially deconstruct the work studied, created and witnessed.

Course content

Some of the units that can be offered are:

  • Performing to an Audience
  • Singing skills for actors and dancers
  • Variety performance
  • Auditions for actors
  • Drama improvisation
  • Rehearsing for a performance

Entry requirements

A minimum Grade C in 5 subjects, including English and Maths


Assessment is coursework based. Modules will be a combination of practical and theory based assessments. Students will be awarded a Pass. Merit, Distinction or Distinction * that will b equivalent to an A Level.



Future opportunities

Performing Arts develops many transferable skills such as , articulating thoughts, exploring ideas, communication skills, the ability to work in a group. All of these will be invaluable to both university and employers. The subject goes well with English, Sociology and History.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact the Careers Coordinator at the College.

Delivery: Usually as part of a full-time programme

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Harry Smith Community College directly.

Last updated date: 16 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years