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Performing Arts

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate

The Extended Certificate in Performing Arts is a popular subject for those students wanting to further their study into learning about the performing arts sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in performing arts.

The course is made up of four units that are completed at intervals throughout Year 12 and Year 13.

Course Description:

• Investigating Practitioners Work
• Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance
• Group Performance Workshop
• Musical Theatre Techniques

Year 12 covers:
Unit 1: Investigating Practitioner’s Work 
This is an external written exam investigating the work of practitioners
• Developing critical analysis skills
• Developing contextual understanding of how practitioners communicate themes in their work

Unit 27: Musical Theatre
• Understand the key features of Musical Theatre performance
• Developing skills and techniques in Musical Theatre
• Applying Musical Theatre skills and techniques to a live performance
• Reviewing personal development and performance

Year 13 covers:
Unit 2: Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance
• Exploring technical performance skills
• Developing skills and techniques in at least two performance styles
• Live assessment in the end of year final performance

Unit 3: Group Performance Workshop
• Understanding how to interpret and respond to a stimulus for a group performance
• Applying personal management skills
• Applying skills to communicate creative intentions
• Reviewing and reflecting on the process used to create the work