You will study a variety of Performing Arts disciplines and new skills which will lead to a series of practical productions in the Drama studio and at external venues.
The world of Acting is fiercely competitive, so you will be supported in developing essential skills for a career within the acting profession: group work, communication, analysis, cultural awareness and confidence building. Depending on the pathway you choose to study, you will fundamentally look at developing plays, theatre in education, developing your voice as an Actor, applying Acting styles as well as focusing on auditions for Actors.
Students applying for the Level 3 BTEC in Performing Arts should achieve at the very least a Level 4 in English Language, Maths and 3 other GCSE subjects. Students invited for interview will be asked to prepare a performance along with a written task set by the CMSS. This work will be assessed by the subject specialist as part of the interview process and will contribute to the decision of an offer being made.
The qualification consists of a combination of practical and theory based assignments. These will be assessed through a mixture of Edexcel-set assignments/exams and internally assessed units.
You will also take part in three productions each year including performances in the community which supports one of the mandatory units. The learning structure is a mixture of tutor led activities and independent research.
The course assessment structure is a combination of internally assessed coursework and Edexcel-set controlled assessment.
Assessment is broken down into two sections:
Throughout the course you will be given a grade prediction based on your internally assessed work.
One of the biggest advantages of the Studio School is every department has unlimited access to all of the resources on offer. Each department does, however, specialise in an array of core resources. This enable students to get the most out of the resources closest to their chosen subject.
The Performing Arts department’s core resources are:
Drama is life! Not only does Drama involve learning scripts and completing character analyses, it involves looking outside of the classroom for real stimulus.
In addition to using the Performance Arts area, working in teams to devise plays and scripts and experimenting with different genres and techniques, the Performance Arts Acting course will engage you further into the world of Acting in many, different ways.
Many students who successfully complete the course go on to one of the following pathways:Performing Arts or a related subject at University / Actors, Dancers & Singers / Directors / Animators / Producer / Production Manager / Stage Manager / Set Designer / Wardrobe Designer / Lighting Design / Sound Engineer / Theatre Manager / Funding Officer / Box Office Staff to name but a few.
Maybe you have a question about the different range of units you can study? Or maybe you want a bit more info on the resources? Whatever your question, the Tutors are more than happy to answer any that you have. Get in touch and we’ll get back to you with all the answers.
Our video will give you a brief taste of some of our Drama & Performing Arts activities.