What do I need?

5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths, English Language and a GCSE or BTEC level 2 equivalent in Science.

Why Study BTEC Performing Arts?

A performing arts BTEC gives students the opportunity to combine their creative talents with the practical aspects of self-promotion and arts management. This mix of disciplines is a good preparation for the tough world of artistic performance.
The course is practically based and will involve lots of work in the school and community


What will I study?

The Course is made up of 4 units

  • Investigating Practitioners Work
  • Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance
  • Group Performance Workshop
  • Performing Arts in the Community


How will I be assessed?

The new BTEC national will assess you in three ways:

Assignments - You will complete a series of tasks set in a work-related scenario and produce a portfolio of evidence.
Tasks - In controlled conditions, you will complete a practical task tackling an everyday challenge.
Written Exam - You will draw on essential information to create written answers to practical questions in test conditions.


Where can the subject lead?
  • Actor
  • Dancer
  • Community Arts Worker
  • Stage Manager
  • Broadcast Presenter
  • Primary/Secondary Teacher
  • Music Therapist 
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