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Performing Arts BTEC level 3 at Easthampstead Park Community School

Course description

You will develop skills your skills further in Dance, Drama or Music - and have the opportunity to study them combined together if you choose to.  This will prepare you for to apply for Dance, Music, Theatre and Performing Arts at both University and College.

If you are not thinking of taking it beyond sixth form it will give you an interest to follow in your personal life, as well as confidence in presenting ideas, problem solving and creative thinking in your working life.

Course content

The units which are included in Performing Arts are:

Performing to an Audience

Variety Performance

Musical Theatre

Developing Physical Theatre

Healthy Performer

Choreographing Dance

Dance Performer

Urban Dance

Jazz Dance

Devising Plays

Auditions for Actors

TIE - Theatre in Education

You would work on six units:  All students would complete Performing to an Audience and then choose five other units depending on whether you are doing Drama, Dance or combined Performing Arts.

Entry requirements

Level 2 Performing Arts would be desirable but not essential.


You will be set assignments throughout the two years in order to complete the units which consist of both written and performance tasks.  These are all marked internally and then sampled by an external moderator.  The grades are Pass, Merit, Distinction and *Distinction and are awarded UCAS points for University entry.

Future opportunities

The course can lead to entry at university or to a specific Performing Arts College.

Careers include:

  • Actor
  • Broadcast presenter
  • Dancer
  • Choreographer
  • Therapist in Dance or Drama
  • Make up artist
  • Production designer for TV, Theatre and Film
  • Theatre director
  • Theatre manager
  • Front of House
  • Stage manager
  • Cultural arts manager
  • TIE - Theatre in Education company

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Easthampstead Park Community School directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September