Performing Arts Acting - BTEC National Extended Certificate Level 3 at Herne Bay High School
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The BTEC Extended Certificate in Performing Arts aims to provide students with key knowledge and understanding of Dance and Acting in the Performing Arts industry. It develops career opportunities as well as access to further or higher education courses. The course focuses mainly on performance skills and practical work. All students will investigate and experience the skills required to present and perform in productions. Close links with the professional theatre and dancers are an integral part of the course.
This course could lead into the more extended version of BTEC PA (Extended Diploma) and will suit students who wish to follow a pathway of Performing Arts into Higher and Further Education.
Pathways can be followed in Dance or Acting or a combination of both.
Normally 5 GCSE grades in the range of 9-4/A*- C, including Drama or Expressive Arts. Maths, English (Minimum Grade 4/C) . Students are encouraged to take part in the School productions.
1.Investigating Practitioners work
Students are required to research 2 practitioners and a theme, they will investigate and critically analyse the contextual influences on their selected practitioners and performance work with a focus on how these related to the identified theme.
Task - Set and marked by Pearson.
Assessed EXTERNALLY in May/June 2019
2.Developing Skills and Techniques for live Performance
In this Unit learners will explore and perform dances, getting a taste of the real world of the working dancer, one where talent, technical ability, aesthetic sense, fitness and stamina combined.
Students will have to perform in at least two different dance styles demonstrating physical and interpretative skills.
Assignment – set and marked internally
3. Group Performance Workshop
Students are required to work in groups to respond to a brief and develop a performance for an intended audience. Students are required to submit a digital process log which is completed at FOUR different stages during the processes.
Task – Set and marked by Pearson
Optional Unit – Choose from:
Acting Styles Interpreting Classical text for performance
Contemporary Dance Technique Street Dance
Movement in Performance Variety Performance
Jazz Dance Storytelling
Improvisation Musical Theatre Techniques
Set and marked internally.
There may be charges for trips or visits etc
To continue studies into Year 13 students will need to achieve the required threshold in the end of year assessments along with Head of Department approval.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Herne Bay High School directly.