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Performing Arts (BTEC) at Norton Hill School and Midsomer Norton Sixth Form

Course description

Anyone who excels in performance skills; · Anyone who has enjoyed Dance and/or Drama lessons; · Anyone who prefers research projects over examinations.

This exciting course offers those who love performing the opportunity to take their practical studies to a new level. It offers you the opportunity to continue your academic studies, gaining a qualification equivalent to one ALevel. You will gain real experience and be encouraged to develop, write, perform, stage and direct new work.

Course content

The majority of the course is practical and internally assessed with an emphasis on performance – Dance, Drama or a mixture of both.

During this two-year course, you will develop your skills in a range of optional units; from contemporary dance, dance choreography, to musical theatre; drama, acting styles and physical theatre.

What should I expect?

A majority of practical Dance and/or Drama activities;  Development Dance and/or Drama skills;  Dance and theatre trips;

Entry requirements

5 A*- C/9-4 grades at GCSE or equivalent and previous experience in Performing Arts: Dance and/or Drama


Units covered in the course: 

Investigating practitioners work

Developing skills and techniques for live performance

Group performance workshop/choreography

Optional unit - physical theatre/jazz/contemporary etc

Assessed through performances to a live audience;

Some project deadlines that will involve written tasks;  Additional qualification: Arts Award Gold

Future opportunities

The course is suitable for students wanting to pursue performing arts (Dance and Drama) as a career.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norton Hill School and Midsomer Norton Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 05 December 2017

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    • The Norton Hill site offers an array of specialist facilities; for example, fantastic ICT suites, excellent sporting facilities, as well as a dedicated Sixth Form Centre where you can study and socialise with your friends.