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BTEC National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts - Dance at All Saints Catholic High School

Course description

This course is equivalent to 1 A level.

This course is designed to develop learners’ ability in the performing arts through effective use and combination of the knowledge and skills gained in different parts of the programme.

The course is compiled in such a way that the Extended Certificate is equivalent to one A Level. The course offers a variety of units that cover Technique, Choreography, Performance and Analysis within Dance.

Each unit will have an overall grade awarded of a pass, merit or distinction. The overall points will be calculated at the end of the course. The total points achieved from internally assessed units will be combined with the points from the externally assessed units.  


Course content

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Performing Arts (Dance) 4 units

Mandatory units

• Investigating Practitioners’ Work (Mandatory Synoptic - Externally assessed) • Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance (Mandatory - Internally assessed) • Group Performance Workshop (Mandatory - Externally assessed)

Optional Unit chosen by the school

• Contemporary Dance Technique (Internally assessed)

Entry requirements

Merit at level 2 BTEC if taken / 4 grade in GCSE Dance if taken


All units are assessed via externally and internally assessed assignmnet tasks and performances.

Future opportunities

Students develop technical skills within dance, performance, choreography, analysis and evaluation of performance. They will be researching, evidencing and presenting their information both practically and in a written form.

The course lays the foundation for any further study of dance or related subjects in higher education. Possible careers include: Dance Coach, Physical Education/Dance Teacher, Sport/Dance Development Officer or any other position linked to dance.

Further information

“...The course offers the chance to learn many different dance styles. You have the opportunity to work with professional dance artists”

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 October 2018
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