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Performing Arts BTEC Subsidiary in Performing Arts Level 3

1. Qualification detail

2. Course description

The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Dance and Acting aims to provide students with key knowledge and understanding of the Performing Arts industry. It develops career opportunities as well as access to further or higher education courses. The course focuses mainly on performance skills and practical work. All students will investigate and experience the skills required to present and perform in productions. Close links with the professional theatre and dancers are an integral part of the course.

3. Entry requirements

2 Year Course - Normally 5 GCSE grades in the range of 9- 4, including Drama or Expressive Arts. Maths, English (Minimum Grade 4) and Science Grade 4 is preferable. Students are encouraged to take part in the School productions.

4. Equipment required

No equipment required

5. Assessment method

Students will follow 6 units broken down into 2 core and 4 specialist units. The focus is on the student demonstrating the skills needed to work as a dancer whilst having a clear understanding of how they fit into the wider performing arts context. There are 4 units in the first year and 2 units in the second year. Each unit is internally assessed by the teacher. A variety of assessment methods will be used to include case studies, assignments and work-based assessments, along with projects, performance observation and time-constrained assessments. Each unit has specified criteria which are used for grading. An end of unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction. The successful completion of the course will result in a Level 3 qualification equivalent to an ‘A’ Level pass.

6. Venue

7. Other dates or venues

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