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Performing Arts Btec at Writhlington School

Course description

Three Units make up this qualification. Students cover a range of Performing Arts disciplines in Unit 2, from Classical Acting and the use of Stanislavski‟s approach, Musical Theatre, Ensemble Movement and Physical Theatre. Unit 1 requires students to carry out an in-depth research project on a Performing Arts practitioner of their choice. Unit 3 combines the broad range of students‟ skills in a Group performance Workshop whereby students create a Devised piece of Theatre.

Course content

Year 12

Unit 1 Investigating Practitioners Work

Unit 2 Developing Skills for Live Performance

Year 13

Unit 2 Developing Skills for Live Performance

Unit 12 Musical Theatre Techniques



Entry requirements

Five GCSE Grade 4 to 9. Students require a GCSE Grade 4 in Drama or relevant experience.

Experience in Dance is beneficial but not compulsory..


You will carry out a research project in controlled conditions and develop a practical performance and evaluative skills log, which will be assessed. Performances will undergo internal and external assessments. All performances will be assessed in the Dragonfly Theatre in front of Live audiences.

Future opportunities

Performing Arts can be beneficial to youth work, general teaching, marketing, PR, and advertising and a whole host of careers. Performing Arts at A Level supports university study in English Language/Literature/ Law.

Further information

Trips to local and national theatres will be arranged when suitable productions are touring. Although trips can cost an average of £15-£30, trips to London may cost more.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 December 2017

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