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Performing Arts BTEC (1 x A Level Equivelant) at De Lisle College

Course description

This Level 3 BTEC (equivalent to one A Level) is for learners who are interested in learning about the performing arts sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses.

Course content

Through the mandatory units learners will gain a good understanding of the work of influential practitioners to inform their own work and practice at the same time as developing physical techniques in dance, musical and physical theatre. A large part of this course is based around group work that encourage students to develop vital transferable skills.

Examples of the optional units include, Classical Ballet, Street Dance, Acting Styles, Developing the Voice for Performance and Variety Performance.

Entry requirements

To be accepted into De Lisle College Sixth Form students need to achieve 4 grade 4's and 2 grade 5's.

Additionally, this subject requires:

Minimum grade 4 in both GCSE English and GCSE Maths


4 units, of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are external. Mandatory content (83%). External assessment (58%).

The styles of external assessment used include set tasks where learners take the assessment during a defined window and demonstrate understanding through completion of a vocational task and through performance, where learners prepare for assessment over an extended window and demonstrate skills that generate some non-written evidence.

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Future opportunities

This BTEC carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers. It would lead directly into subject related university courses and careers, and indirectly into a wide range of higher education courses and career choices.

  • BA (Hons) Performing Arts

  • BA (Hons) Theatre and Performance

  • Careers in the theatre e.g. Theatre Stage Manager

  • Careers in TV, film and stage performance e.g. Actor/Dancer

Further information

The College holds an ‘Into the Sixth Form Evening’ in November, where prospective students can find out more about the course. Otherwise further information on this course can be obtained by contacting De Lisle.


Applications can be made online via the De Lisle Sixth Form website

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact De Lisle College directly.

Last updated date: 07 October 2018
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