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Performing Arts BTEC National Level 3 Extended Certificate at Queen Elizabeth's School

Course description

The BTEC Extended Certificate in Performing Arts provides opportunities to develop skills in creativity and performance, attain audition preparation and undertake professional training in a variety of disciplines.

The course structure is defined through a variety of unit options, and assessment styles, enabling you to develop both practical and theoretical skills.

Over the two year course you will undertake practical exploration into well-known practitioners, undertake group performance workshops and explore a range of performance styles. The flexibility of the course means that some content will be tailored specifically to your interests.

You will have the opportunity to develop your acting skills and performance techniques, personal skills and attributes. The course contains the valuable knowledge and employability skills you will need to succeed at higher level study or in your chosen career.

It is important to note that this course runs over a two year cycle, with no opportunity to attain Certification after year one.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C in either Music, Dance or Drama.


  • Unit 1 Investigating Practitioners’ Work
    Task or performance - Set and marked by exam board
  • Unit 2 Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance
    Assignment - set and marked internally
  • Unit 3 Group Performance Workshop
    Task or performance - set and marked by exam board
  • Unit 4 Optional Unit
    Assignment - set and marked internally

Future opportunities

The course is practical in nature and suitable for those students considering pathways into the Performing Arts industry or higher education performance arts training.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's School directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016
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