BTEC Performing arts – 1 A level equivalent
(Not a musical theatre course)
The course is ideal for any student who wishes to progress their career in acting, performance 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.
- (dependent on study programme)
- Five GCSEs between 9-4 (or A*-C), one or two at B/6 with two of English, Maths or Science
- Five GCSEs between 9-4 (or A*-C) together with Distinctions in BTEC Level 2 qualifications
- Seven or eight GCSEs at grade 4 (or C)
You can study 2 other A Levels alongside this course
Exam Board: PEARSON
What will I Study on the course?
In the first year you will study 2 units:
- Unit 1: Investigating Practitioners’ work
- Unit 2: Developing skills and techniques for live performance
In the second year you will study a further 2 units:
- Unit 3: Group performance workshop
- Unit 19: Acting styles
How am I assessed?
APPROXIMATELY 70% PRACTICAL AND 30% WRITTEN
The majority of your learning will take place in purpose built theatre and rehearsal studio where you will develop specific acting techniques and skills. You will learn through rehearsing, performing and research. You will be assessed through a blend of coursework and externally set examination tasks from the board. You will reflect on your practical rehearsal and performance work. creating supporting logs/evaluations of the work you have produced.
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.