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Drama BTEC at Hinchingbrooke School Academy

Course description

Why Study Drama BTEC?

Drama expands your self-confidence, creativity, and through these your potential in so many other areas of life. The Extended Certificate (called ‘Performing Arts’ but focused on acting) is for students 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. 

Course content

What Does The Course Involve?

Unit 1 – Investigating practitioners work

You will investigate the work of performing arts practitioners and develop critical analysis skills and contextual understanding of how practitioners communicate themes in their work.  

Unit 2 – Developing skills and techniques for live performance

You will explore technical performance skills with a focus on developing skills and techniques in at least two performance styles. You will participate in regular workshops, classes and exercises where you will acquire, practise and develop the necessary technical, practical and interpretative performance skills to help you succeed when performing live to an audience.

Unit 3 – Group performance workshop

You will explore and integrate creative, physical and vocal skills and techniques, working collaboratively to create a performance in response to a given stimulus. Many professional practitioners work as devising companies to develop new, and often innovative, performance material. This may be in response to a specific commission, to meet the needs of a target audience, or to explore an artistic theme or idea.

Flexible Unit -  A range to choose from acting styles and interpreting classic texts to improvisation.

Entry requirements

What Are The Entry Requirements?

Five 4s, plus a 4 or above at GCSE level Drama (or performing equivalent).


How Will I Be Assessed?

Exam board: Edexcel.

The course is split into 4 Units - 3 compulsory modules and 1 flexible choice from a range of exciting options.

Assessment is threefold – students are assessed through a combination of portfolio production, graded practical activities and through performance to a live audience.

Future opportunities

Leading To A Career In?

Acting or performance; stage management; technical design, sound, lighting, costume, set and props; social care or social setting; television and media; teaching; uniformed services

…Any job that involves working in a team, with people or presenting to a group!

Further information

For further information please contact the Head of Department Mrs N Akielan ( or 01480 375700 ext 5605) or visit the website,

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: Dr