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Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 at Idsall School

Course description

Course elements could include:
Working from a range of stimuli to devise practical work
Shaping and rehearsing work to perform to an audience
Refining material for performance
Keeping a reflective log book to record the creative journey and evaluate your work
Working well as a member of a group, sharing ideas and exploring these practically
Considering how to use physical acting and movement skills to communicate themes to an audience
Watching a range of professional work and analyse this to improve your own performance and devising skills
Integrating performance disciplines (i.e. Singing, Acting, Dancing)

Units include:
Certificate and Extended Certificate

Investigating Theatre Practitioners Work
Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance
Group Performance Workshop

Extended Certificate only

Acting Styles
Developing Voice for Performance
Movement in Performance

At the end of the course you will receive one overall grade; Pass, Merit or Distinction. This grade will be based upon the overall body of work presented in your portfolio of evidence. There are no formal examinations.


Entry requirements

This BTEC is equivalent in size to one A Level. If you want to study this qualification along with A Levels you must meet the criteria for studying A Levels and achieve at least a B or equivalent in an Arts GCSE. If you want to study this qualification along with two more BTECS you need to meet BTEC entry criteria and achieve at least a B or equivalent in an arts GCSE.

Future opportunities

This course can be taken over 1 or 2 years. At the end of the first year you can complete the BTEC Certificate, equivalent to AS level, and then progress to the Extended Certificate, equivalent to an A level, in Year 2. It provides an opportunity to develop real work skills in dance, acting and musical theatre which could help you gain access to Higher Education/Specialist Institutions, and will also prepare you well for working in the industry.

Further information

If you would like any further information on BTEC Performing Arts, then please contact Mr D Williams (Head of Drama) -

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Idsall School directly.

Last updated date: 29 November 2016

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