Course: PEARSON BTEC First Award level 1/2 in Performing Arts - Acting
Assessment is continual and learners are graded on both written and performance work in equal measure.
1 Individual Showcase External assessment GLH 30 This unit is an externally marked unit worth 42 marks.
2 Preparation, Performance and Production Internal assessment GLH 30 (Final showcase)
Optional specialist units
3 Acting Skills Internal assessment GLH 60
The BTEC Performing Arts is a new and exciting course ideally suited to students who are creative, imaginative and enjoy performing. It is essential for students considering a career in Acting, Media or Performing Arts; but it is also excellent for developing communication, organisation skills and self-confidence. Students will develop their knowledge of Acting skills through a series of professionally designed workshops covering topics such as; vocal skills, characterisation and stage combat. They will develop their own skills in Performing, both individually and in group work exploring a variety of acting styles, genres and practitioners.
The BTEC Performing Arts course is a popular and exciting course in which students are able to experience a variety of performing opportunities; from monologues to stage combat, from classical theatre to contemporary drama. Students will thoroughly enjoy the
Creativity, group work, independence, theatre visits, set design, in fact, the whole theatrical experience!
Employers value staff that are able to communicate effectively both verbally and confidently with creativity and independence. Performing Arts creates the perfect platform for this, giving students many opportunities to express themselves in an imaginative and creative way. The course is the equivalent to 1 GCSE grade A-C and is recognised by all colleges as part of a suite of qualifications. The Course leads into higher Education Performing Arts courses and ultimately into careers in Acting, Media, Theatre Management and Technical Roles, Broadcasting, Advertising, Teaching and more.
For more information contact Mrs B Pollock (Head of Performing Arts)