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Performing Arts (BTEC) at Somervale School

Course description

The 60-credit BTEC Level 3 Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the performing arts – Dance and/or Drama. The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma offers greater flexibility and a choice of emphasis through the optional units. The qualification is broadly equivalent to one GCE A Level.

The course is suitable for students wanting to pursue performing arts (Dance and Drama) as a career. This course is targeted at any student who loves performance and wishes to take their practical studies to a new level. The majority of the course is practical and internally assessed with an emphasis on performance – Dance, Drama or a mixture of both.

Course content

Compulsory Unit

  • Unit 7 Performing to an audience

Other Possible Units

  • Unit 32 Developing Physical Theatre Skills
  • Unit 46 Applying Contemporary Dance Technique
  • Unit 54 Dance Appreciation
  • Unit 49 Movement Skills
  • Unit 9 Devising Plays
  • Unit 40 Choreographing Dance
  • Unit 13 Contemporary Theatre Performance

Entry requirements

5 A*-C grades at GCSE or equivalent and previous experience in Performing Arts

Future opportunities

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

Further information

What should I expect?

  •  A majority of practical Dance and/or Drama activities;
  •  Development of dance and/or acting skills;
  •  Exploration of physical theatre;
  •  Dance and theatre trips;
  •  Assessed fully mounted performances to a live audience;
  •  Some project deadlines that will involve written tasks;
  •  Additional qualification: Arts Award Gold.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Somervale School directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2015

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