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Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 at Central Foundation Girls' School

Course description

This qualification is designed for learners who wish to develop Drama knowledge and practical skills. You do not need a GCSE in Drama or a L2 BTEC although this would help you! It is designed with both practical and theoretical elements, which will prepare you for further qualifications in Performing Arts, drama, dance, music, media studies, film studies and art and design. It will suit creative students who want to build their experience of working in groups, communicating with others and problem solving.

Course content

Throughout the course you will complete 6 units across a range of Performing Arts disciplines. This includes; investigating practitioners’ work, developing skills and techniques for live performance, Group performance workshop, performing arts in the community, acting styles and interpreting classical text for performance. These units will cover a range of performance skills and techniques.

Entry requirements

5 good GCSEs with 4 in En and Ma PLUS


You will be assessed on a mixture of practical work, performances, coursework and written assessment which you will complete over the course of two years. The coursework is marked internally (by school) and some will be sent off to an external examiner so they can check (moderate) the marks. This means we have to video your performances and some of your practical lessons so that we have video evidence to support your mark. For your performance exams the examiner will visit school and watch your performance live. For some of the units you will sit a written exam in school which you will have prepared for in your lessons.

Future opportunities

In addition to the performing arts sector-specific content, this qualification provides learners with the opportunity to develop all-round performance skills and transferable skills such as self-confidence, selfpresentation, personal discipline, time management and organisational skills which are highly regarded by higher education and employers. The qualification is intended to carry UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for relevant courses. When taken alongside another Level 3 qualification, the BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Performing Arts will offer the opportunity to progress onto performing arts-related degree courses.

Further information

There’s a lot of choice in this course and it will mostly be practical lessons! You will be most successful if you are a good communicator and can work as part of a team and who has the motivation to rehearse and work independently from a teacher.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Central Foundation Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 02 February 2017
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