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BTEC Extended Certificate in Performing Arts (Acting) Level 3 at LAT16 Wilmington Academy

Course description

The Extended Certificate is for learners who are interested in learning about the performing arts sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in Performing Arts. It is designed to be taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals.

Learners will investigate the work of performing arts practitioners, develop critical analysis skills and contextual understanding of how practitioners communicate themes in their work. Learners will explore technical performance skills with a focus on developing and demonstrating skills and techniques in at least two performance styles within a selected discipline.

Course content

Year 12 Certificate

Module 1 – 3

Unit 1:  Investigating practitioners work

Module 4 – 6

Unit 2: Developing skills and techniques for a live performance.

Year 13 – Extended certificate

Module 1 – 3

Unit 3:  Group performance workshop

Module 4 – 6

Unit 19: Acting styles

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 9-4 grades in GCSE Examinations including English and Maths.


Coursework based assessment as well as practical assessment.  In Unit 1 there is an exam element.

Future opportunities

The course gives students a wide choice of progression options outside of higher education such as training and apprenticeships or other relevant employment in the performing arts sector.

Complementary Subjects: Subjects that tend to work very well with Performing Arts include English, Art and Music. 

The course gives students the opportunity to work on performance and skill based assignment briefs working in a range of media from scripted to devising, while developing acting skills. Students will develop a range of skills and techniques in Performing Arts whilst gaining personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Students are also encouraged to research and develop performance skills through known practitioners such as Stanislavski, Brecht, and Berkoff, thereby completing necessary wider reading on the subject as part of their evidence.

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 12 October 2018
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