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Performance Arts BTEC Level 3 at Southern Consortium Sixth Form

Course description

Most units will be practical resulting in a performance, supported by written evidence of process/research.

Course content

Mandatory units

  • Investigating Practitioners’ Work
  • Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance
  • Group Performance Workshop
  • Performing Arts in the Community
  • Individual Performance Commission
  • Final Live Performance to an Audience
  • Employment Opportunities in the Performing Arts

Optional units

  • Acting Styles
  • Improvisation
  • Movement in Performance
  • Children’s Theatre Performance
  • Site specific Performance
  • Physical Theatre Techniques
  • Storytelling

Example projects:

  • Performance of a full length scripted play in a professional standard venue
  • Performance of a Devised piece of theatre in a professional standard venue
  • Performance of a pantomime/storytelling work to a primary school audience
  • Horror performance in which the audience interact with the actors throughout

Entry requirements

Students must meet the Consortium minimum entry criteria for BTEC/CTEC Extended Diploma’s, that is, a GCSE grade 4 and above in English and Maths, as well as a minimum of GSCE grade C’s and D’s (point score of 35.2).


58% internally assessed and 42% externally assessed

Future opportunities

  • University – Pure Drama/ Dance Or Combined Degree
  • Vocational Drama/ Dance School – Such As RADA, Laban, Urdang Academy of Performing Arts
  • Film School
  • Apprenticeships: Theatre, TV, Stage Management, Events Management, Journalism And More
  • Employment: Actor, Dancer, Radio presenter, Director, Choreographer, Producer, Designer, PR, Marketing and Advertising, Events Management, Drama Teacher, Editor, Sports Journalist, Digital Assistant, Social Media Coordinator, Arts Admin, Stage Manager, Youth and Community Worker, Education Officer with a professional Theatre Company, Sales 

Further information

  • We run several trips a year to see professional theatre such as Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night Time, Edward Scissor Hands, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Frantic Assembly
  • Ongoing partnerships for strong employer engagement including RADA and The Barbican, The Royal Ballet School and Laban and local arts organisations
  • We have been chosen to participate in an exciting Arts Council Pilot because of our ongoing commitment to arts and culture
  • Outstanding facilities - 325 seat professional Theatre venue and 90 seat performance studio both kitted out to professional technical specifications

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 November 2017
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