Performing Arts – BTEC level 3 Extended Certificate
1 A level equivalent
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This is a Level 3 qualification that can be taken alongside other A-level courses.
The course is ideal for any student who wishes to progress their career in acting or go into the creative industries. The course is a vocational qualification that enables students to develop their performance skills to a very high level and to learn the graft and craft of acting. Although it is predominately practical by nature you will take part in theory sessions to deepen your understanding of Drama and the industry. It is a nationally recognised qualification by well-established Universities and Drama Schools.
What will I study on the course?
In the first year you will study 2 units:
Investigating Practitioners’ work
Developing skills and techniques for live performance
In the second year you will study a further 2 units:
Group performance workshop
The course is 50% examined by the board and 50% internally assessed
Will I need any qualifications to this course?
Entry onto this course consists of a positive outcome of the entry workshop and 4 GCSE grade C or above, including English, GCSE Drama A* – C (or equivalent, such as BTEC First Diploma/Extended Certificate in Performing Arts etc.). You will take part in an entry workshop during enrolment.
We ask that all students have a passion for theatre and performance and are enthusiastic about their studies as it is a demanding course.
Assessment: Approximately 70% Practical and 30% Written
The majority of your learning will take place in the theatre where you will develop specific acting techniques and skills. You will learn through rehearsing, performing and research. You will be assessed through practical rehearsal, performance and supporting logs/evaluations of the work produced.
Where will this take me?
Many students who have completed their training with us have gone onto professional work and to prestigious drama schools and university including: East 15, LAMDA, Arts Educational, ALRA, Mountview, Central School of Speech and Drama.