Dance

BTEC Technical Award in Performing Arts

How does the course work?

The course is made up of three components: two that are internally assessed and one that’s externally assessed. The three-block structure, explore, develop and apply, has been developed to allow students to build on and embed their knowledge. This allows them to grow in confidence and then put into practice what they have learned.

Component 1 Exploring the Performing Arts

Aim: get a taste of what it’s like to be a professional actor, dancer or musical theatre performer. Assessment: internally assessed assignments

Weighting: 30% of total course

During Component 1, students will:

Component 2 Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts

Aim: develop skills and techniques in the chosen discipline(s) of acting, dance and musical theatre. Assessment: internally assessed assignments

Weighting: 30% of total course

During Component 2, students will:

Component 3 Performing to a Brief

Aim: consider how practitioners adapt their skills for different contexts, and put this into practice in a performance. Assessment: externally assessed task, where students work in groups of between 3 and 7 members to create a performance based on a set brief.

Weighting: 40% of total course

To achieve this aim, students will:

On Thursday 22nd August the school will be open from 9am to 11am for students to collect their results. The Year 10 students who sat their exams for English Literature, Hospitality and Engineering will be able to collect theirs between 10am and 11am.