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BTEC Performing Arts Level 3 at The Basildon Academies Sixth Form

Course description

This course provides an exciting opportunity for all those who are interested in performing arts. It is a vibrant, high-energy subject.

This course is designed to stretch not only your performing ability but also appreciation of different forms of performance art.

This course progressively builds on the study and practice of a number of modules, chosen for the development of individual skills, such as acting or contemporary dance, with group work and public performances. Each module is
continuously assessed through practical projects which are set in a vocational context and students are also required to keep their own personal portfolio which includes further written evidence in the form of a log or production file.

Course content

You will study up to eighteen units. These units provide
students with a variety of skills which reflects current
trends in the performing arts industry where performers
are asked to have a wide variation of skills.

Performing Arts also prepares students to be independent
learners and students will be given an opportunity in their
second year to study an individual investigation in a
performance project of their own choice.

Units taught may include:

  • Production workshop
  • Business of the Performing Arts
  • Performing to an audience
  • Devising plays
  • Theatre in Education
  • Variety Performance
  • Developing Physical Theatre
  • The Healthy Performer
  • Props making

Entry requirements

General Sixth Form


The overall grading is a Pass, Merit or Distinction:

• Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading
  criteria which are to be used for grading purposes. Each unit grade can
  be awarded at pass, merit or distinction:
• to achieve a ‘pass’ a learner must have satisfied all the pass assessment
• to achieve a ‘merit’ a learner must additionally have satisfied all the
  merit grading criteria
• to achieve a ‘distinction’ a learner must additionally have satisfied
  all the distinction grading criteria.

Future opportunities

There are many different types of Drama related courses at
degree level. You might prefer to opt for the drama school
route. Some courses specialise in particular aspects of drama
and Theatre performance, directing, stage design, lighting and
so on. Others go for a broad overview of drama and the theatre.

You will need to think carefully about which one suits you.

Drama and Theatre Studies can be taken in combination with
other courses, to provide a breadth of course

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Basildon Academies Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 24 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years