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Acting BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Sydenham School - Sydenham and Forest Hill Sixth Form

Course description

The Extended Certificate in Acting is for students who are interested in learning about the performing arts sector alongside other fields of study. Students will gain a taste and an appreciation of performing arts, through knowledge and experience of the performance process. Students will also have the opportunity to develop a range of skills, techniques and personal attributes which will be valuable across all areas of future study and work. The course focuses on developing the practical skills and techniques for acting as well as developing an understanding of important critical analysis skills and contextual understanding of practitioners work.

Course content

The course comprises of 4 units students.

Entry requirements

Grade C in GCSE Drama if taken or a Merit in Level 2 BTEC Performing Arts, or proven expertise/audition

Minimum point score of 38 including Maths and English at grade 4 at GCSE. This is equivalent to 4B and 4C grades overall at GCSE. Students will also need to achieve the subject specific criteria below:

NEW GCSE POINT SCORE GCSE grade 2017 Points:

  • G 1.00
  • F 1.50
  • E 2.00
  • D 3.00
  • C 4.00
  • B 5.50
  • A 7.00
  • A* 8.50


From 2016 two of these units are externally assessed

Future opportunities

This course will help you develop a range of transferable knowledge and skills that prepare you for progression to university or employment.

These skills include

  • the ability to learn independently
  • the ability to research actively and methodically
  • the ability to able to give presentations and be active group members.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sydenham School - Sydenham and Forest Hill Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 08 February 2017
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