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Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) BTEC National Certificate at Eastbrook Comprehensive School

Course description

This course is ideal for those students wishing to further their studies in the area of Performing Arts. Pupils work on Music, Drama, Dance and Performing Arts Business Skills. Much of the course is about developing skills and applying them to real performance events both within the school context and also in external venues. It is very much focused on learning through doing and is well suited to those who have the confidence to try a new challenge and enjoy working with others. This award is ideal for those wishing to go into the performing arts, but is also ideal for those who just enjoy the subject and want to secure points towards a university or college place. This is a course that must be studied over 2 years.  

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s at grade c including English and Maths as well as a keen interest in Performing Arts 

You will need to give up additional time after school for rehearsals. You will need to be motivated and prepared to work independently as well as part of a team 


The course is made up of three core units: -

  • Performance workshop
  • Performing Arts Business
  • Performing to an Audience

Students study 15 further specialist units.

The course is assessed through portfolio and practical work.  The course is reflective and depends on self, peer and teacher assessment.

The course is designed and complimented with two other qualifications which are GCE Performing Arts and the London Academy of Drama Award.  This therefore leads to study at university or a career in the performing arts industry. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years