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Extended Certificate in Performing Arts at Aston Academy

Course description

A performing arts BTEC gives students the opportunity to combine their creative talents with the practical aspects of self-promotion and arts management. This mix of disciplines is a good preparation for the tough world of artistic performance. The course is practically based and will involve lots of work in the school and community

Course content

The Course is made up of 4 units:

Investigating Practitioners

Work Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance

Group Performance Workshop

Performing Arts in the Community

Entry requirements

5 GCSE's at grade C or above inclusing Maths, English Language, PE and Science


The new BTEC national will assess you in three ways:

Assignments—You will complete a series of tasks set in a work-related scenario and produce a portfolio of evidence.

Tasks - In controlled conditions, you will complete a practical task tackling an everyday challenge

Written Exam - You will draw on essential information to create written answers to practical questions in test conditions.

Future opportunities

A BTEC National Performing Arts qualification can lead to a range of higher education courses in the performance industry, including:
• Actor
• Dancer
• Community Arts Worker
• Stage Manager
• Broadcast Presenter
• Primary/Secondary Teacher
• Music Therapist

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Adviser or a member of the Post 16 Team.

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 November 2017
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