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Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 at The Billericay School

Course description

‘You enjoy Drama and or Music and are interested in a career in the performing arts industry. You wish to study a more hands on practical course that will prepare you for the industry.

Course content

The Performing Arts BTEC has one vocational pathway which must be followed and achieved. You will have to complete 4 mandatory units and these are as follows:

Unit 1— Preparing to work in the performing arts sector.
Unit 2— Proposal for a commissioning brief.
Unit 3— Influential performance practice.
Unit 4— Combined arts.

You will then have to choose 1 other compulsory unit from a choice of 5, which are as follows;
Unit 5— Current issues in performing arts.
Unit 6— Improvisation.
Unit 7— Health and fitness for performance.
Unit 8— Performing repertoire .

Entry requirements

Grade C in Drama or Music.


You will be assessed through the completion of specific units from both a practical and written perspective from on-going controlled assessments (no exam ).

There will be an external moderator who will visit the school in order to decide on the marks to be awarded with the subject teacher.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 January 2017
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    • The size of our Sixth Form gives us greater resources than smaller institutions and this means we are more able to offer a wider range of subject and course combinations at A level & BTEC level 3.

      • A highly qualified and experienced staff that have a proven track record of working successfully at A level.
      • Excellent study facilities and subject resources (including state of the art media and music facilities).
      • Personalised care and support through a personal tutor and the Sixth Form pastoral team, supporting and monitoring your progress and acting as a contact point with home.
      • An exceptional curriculum enrichment programme.
      • Access to the school’s sport and gym facilities.
      • Outstanding guidance and support for university, employment or training.