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Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 at Plympton Academy

Course description

National Extended Certificate equivalent to 1 A Level.

The Extended Certificate is for learners who are interested in learning about the performing arts sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in the performing arts. National Diploma equivalent to 2 A Levels

The Diploma is designed to be the substantive part of a 16–19 study programme for learners who want a strong core of the performing arts, with a view to continuing this area of study at higher education.

Course content

This is a fantastic opportunity to be able to study the performing arts. Students get to focus on the holistic development of the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be able to succeed in employment and higher education. The course is designed to give an appropriate selection of skills, techniques, concepts, theories and knowledge from across the whole sector of the performing arts.

Students get to apply their developing skills in realistic contexts using scenarios and realistic activities. Students will study a range of units covering the following content areas:
- Solo and Group Performance skills
- Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance
- Community based Projects

Students will also be able draw their focus into one key are of choosing the following route:
- Acting
- Dance
- Musical Theatre

Future opportunities

Students completing their BTEC Nationals in Performing Arts will be aiming to go on to employment, often via the stepping stone of higher education following a University or performing arts school degree course. Alternatively, students may wish to enter into employment to follow an apprentiship route which could lead to a long term career path.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Plympton Academy directly.

Last updated date: 07 March 2017

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