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Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy

Course description

The course is for students who have studied Drama or Performing Arts at level 2 and achieved a grade B (Merit) or above. Students who have achieved grade C or higher in English will also be considered following an audition. The course is for pupils who are interested in a career in Performing Arts or studying the subject at a higher level. Students need to be committed to this two year course.

Entry requirements

It would be useful for applicants to have a degree of confidence in public speaking as there is a performance element to the course. Good communication and team work skills are essential. Candidates must have an interest in theatre and live performance as attending plays is a key part of the course.

Future opportunities

This course provides students an opportunity to prepare them for a possible career within the Performing Arts sector. Having studied this course you may go on to the following pathways: BTEC National Higher in Performing Arts, BTEC National Higher, Degree in Drama Degree in Performing Arts, working in the performing arts sector, work in live entertainment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy is situated within a large green site with playing fields at the front and back of the main buildings.  Unlike many new schools, classrooms at HWGA are spacious, and most teachers have their own rooms and are accessible to support students.  Much refurbishment has taken place over the last two years.  Recent changes have included a refurbished library, refurbished and extended Sixth Form Learning Area, five brand new Science laboratories with refurbishment of the supporting preparatory rooms, a refurbished MFL department and refurbished Health and Social Care rooms.  In addition, the school is equipped with a modern  IT network including a cutting edge wireless cloud network throughout the school.  All Sixth Form students are supplied with their own laptops for study within the academy and at home.  The school has two dedicated Performing Art Suites, a Dance Studio and a large hall with high quality lighting rigs, and mechanised seating that provides a flexible performance venue.