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Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Walton High

Course description

The Performing Arts BTEC has been specially selected to develop performers who can demonstrate a wide variety of skills across the three disciplines of music, dance and drama. The course gives performers the potential to go onto further education or is great preparation for moving into appropriate employment within the many performing arts industries. Students will study the mandatory units set out by the exam board, but also have the opportunity to focus on their individual strengths as performers.

Course content

Mandatory Units

  • Investigating Practioners’ Work (externally assessed)
  • Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance
  • Group Performance Workshop (externally assessed)
  • Performing Arts in the Community
  • Individual Performance Commission (externally assessed)
  • Final Live Performance (externally assessed)

Entry requirements

6 A*-C GCSE/ Level 2 BTECS with preferred C grades or above in GCSE English Language and Maths. Strong dance, drama or vocal experience.


Assignments are set and marked by your teachers and externally verified by Pearson. You will complete a series of tasks set in an work related scenario linked to industry needs.

You will generate authentic evidence , drawing on your knowledge and skills to complete a practical project over a period of time, working either individually or in a team.

Tasks are set and marked by Pearson. You will complete the task in controlled conditions. You will show that you can apply your learning successfully to situations you could encounter regularly in the work place or an higher education course.

Level 3 BTECs are awarded either, Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction *

Future opportunities

The Level 3 BTEC in Performing Arts has been developed to focus on providing opportunities for full-time learners to gain nationally recognised vocational specific qualifications to enter employment in the Performing Arts’ sectors or progress to higher education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Walton High directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September