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Performing Arts A Level at Oasis Academy Brightstowe

Course description

This is an intensely practical course for students who are interested in all aspects of performing.  It helps you understand what goes into managing a successful performance with the opportunity to specialise in drama, dance or a combination of performance styles.  You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in a variety of different styles and gain an insight into the world of the professional performer. The AS course introduces you to a wide range of different skills and applies these in different performance contexts and at A2 level you will continue to develop your understanding of performance and create new work for wider audiences.

Course content

AS level

  • Developing skills for performance
  • Planning for a creative event
  • Performing to a commission

A2 level

  • Employment opportunities in the performing arts
  • Advanced performance/production practice
  • Production delivery

Entry requirements

NBP16C level 3 entry requirement. Grade C in drama or dance or BTEC equivalent. In some circumstances, other practical experience will be considered.


This is a very practical, hands on course encouraging experimentation and independent learning.  You will produce a portfolio to back up your practical work. You will be expected to manage your own rehearsal time, learn lines and write portfolios as homework.  There are no written examinations.  Learning is by planning, doing, seeing and reflecting.  You will work as an individual and in groups and you will perform to a wide range of audiences. When possible we will invite professional practitioners in to work with you.

Future opportunities

The course offers a uniquely practical pathway into a wide range of professional options, including further education, training or relevant employment.  You will have developed skills in communication, co-operation, planning and evaluation, which will be valued in all walks of life. An A level in performing arts will enable you to access other non-related degree courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oasis Academy Brightstowe directly.

Last updated date: 10 July 2015

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