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The BTEC Performing Arts Level 1/2 First Award course provides learners with:
The knowledge,understanding and skills to aid progression to further
study and prepare learners to enter the workplace in due course
An understanding of how organisations in the Performing Arts industry operateThe key skills required to work in the industry, including the flexibility to follow an endorsed pathway in any one of the following: performance, acting, dance, production or musical theatreKey concepts and principles related to the world of Performing Arts.
Due to the students centered nature of the course students are able to follow units chosen to reflect their interests and abilities. Students will follow a specific dance or drama pathway.
Over the course of learning and through student centered units of work the course will inspire and enthuse learners with an interest in performing arts would like to further their skills, knowledge and understanding of one of these strands, with a view to progressing to further study and perhaps a career within the sector. The course has proven invaluable in giving students a sense of responsibility, maturity and confidence that has set them in good stead for their future endeavors.
The BTEC course has been designed to ensure students have a robust, broad-based learning experience, the varying units deliver the essential knowledge and applied skills required by the performing arts sector. This means that students can be confident that they have gained a solid grounding in the essential knowledge and ‘work-ready’ skills which further education and employers seek, as well as experiencing an enjoyable and engaging programme.
The course programme consists of:
All qualification sizes in the sector share a common core of two compulsory units
totalling 60 guided learning hours (GLH).
● Core units are designed to cover the body of content that employers and educators
within the sector consider essential for 14–19 year old learners.
● One unit will be internally assessed and one unit will be externally assessed
Optional specialist units
The remainder of the qualifications in the sector will be formed from optional
● Optional specialist units are sector specific, focus on a particular area within the
vocational sector and
BTEC Level1/2 First Award is a level 2 qualification; the grades are Level 2 Pass, Level 2 Merit, Level 2 Distinction and Level 2 Distinction*. Learners who do not achieve at Level 2 may
be graded at Level 1.
The specification contains two forms of assessment:
Internal and External Assessment
Well-maintained, classrooms, Resource centre, Media Suite, Gym, Fully Equipped stage
Fully equipped stage and production system
Workshops by visiting artists
Use of ICT suites
Use of Ipads and Ipods
Visits to see live performance of drama and dance
Visits to school by outside experts
Opportunities to take part in school productions – both backstage and onstage
Opportunities to work with local primary schools in a leadership role
Regular dance and drama rehearsals
100% pass rate
Students regularly achieving above their predicted grade
Many students have left course with a sense of confidence, positivity and inspiration
Students going on to further education courses for dance and drama in college, 6th form and university