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Performing Arts (Acting) - Level 3 BTEC at Whitefield School

Course description

Performing Arts is ideal to study with any combination of subjects. You will develop key life skills which can be transferred to any job, and explore many aspects of performance

Course content

There are two compulsory units of study, Principles of Acting and Performing to an Audience. In addition to these, five further units will be studied. These are broad in selection, ranging from ‘Theatre in Education’ to ‘Site Specific Performance’. A minimum of six units of work must be completed over the two year course.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 A*- C GCSE’s including Drama, with a minimum grade C at Drama GCSE. If Drama GCSE was not taken prior to the course, students will have to take part in an audition process which will involve a solo performance. The course is intended for students who have a keen interest in the performing arts, are imaginative, creative and are excellent communicators.


To pass the course students must pass all units. Assessments will take place during and at the end of each unit, and will vary from research—based presentations, to written essays and live performance. All students must keep an ongoing diary of their work in and out of lessons.

Future opportunities

This course provides the potential for university entry and/or stage school and should only be considered by those with the dedication and commitment to achieve the highest level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

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