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Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 at Paston Sixth Form College

Course description

This course gives a professional training approach and consist of 6 lessons per week in which you will explore a range of performance skills such as the key principles of acting, dance techniques, different styles of theatre and devising.

Course content

You will have 3 lessons per week in which you will explore a range of performance skills such as the key principles of acting, dance techniques, different style of physical theatre and musical theatre performance. In addition this this, there are plenty of opportunities for students to get involved in workshops, for example this year the 'Single Shoe' company ran a workshop.

Entry requirements

Vocational Programme:
Minimum of 5 C grades (or new grade 4) at GCSE or Distinction/ Merit in a relevant BTEC First Diploma (or equivalent) plus 1 grade C (or new grade 4) at GCSE.
You must also study English/ Maths GCSE if you have not already achieved grade 4 or old C grade in these subjects.

Mixed Programme:
If you wish to mix A levels with vocational courses, you must meet entry requirements for the bigger part of your programme:

  • 2 A levels plus a single award vocational course - A level programme requirements
  • Double award vocational plus 1 A level - vocational programme entry requirements, plus any subject specific requirements for the chosen A level.

You must also study English/ Maths GCSE if you have not already achieved grade 4 or old C grade in these subjects.

Assessment

3 units will be delivered for each year of study, culminating in the ‘Performing to an Audience’ unit which provides students with the opportunity to apply all their learning over the 2 years in a final full scale showcase production. Unit 1 will be set by Edexcel and externally assessed. 

Each unit is worth 10 credits and the course is designed specifically to be taken alongside 2 other A Levels. 

You will achieve a pass, merit, distinction or starred distinction and course tutors will assess you through a range of written and practical tasks, performance work and oral presentations.

Future opportunities

The department has close links with Sheringham Little Theatre and local theatre companies such as fEast which can provide just some of the possible professional work related opportunities this course could lead to. We recognise the importance of professional links, experience and training and as a result professional theatre companies such as ‘20 Stories High’, ‘Crazy Glue’, Neil Paris of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre and Jonathan Brown ,a fight director from the U.E.A, have all recently visited our newly built Griffon Theatre to run workshop for our students.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Paston Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016

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