Performing Arts BTEC Course Content

Year Term 1Term 2Term 3
Year 12EXTENDED CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA
Autumn term to the end of January - Unit 2 Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance (90 Guided Learning Hours):
- Analysing skills
- Skill presentations
- Developing skills through rehearsal techniques
- Logging skill development
- Evaluating skill development
- Skill showcase 1 - November
- Skill showcase 2 - Start of Feb

February to May - Unit 1 Investigating Practitioners Work (90GLH):
- Effective research
- Socio/cultural influences
- Specific practitioners
- Investigating works
- Studying techniques
- Comparing and contrasting
- Using practitioner work for a specific event

DIPLOMA ONLY
Autumn Term to end of November - Unit 28 Variety Performance (60GLH):
- Understanding variety performance
- Developing / workshopping techniques
- Creating acts
- Performing in a cabaret

December to May - Unit 4 Performing Arts in the Community (90GLH):
- Understanding community performance
- Workshopping ideas
- Target audience
- Selecting a community audience
- Creating appropriate work
- Performing to a community audience
- Evaluating performance
Year 13EXTENDED CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA
Autumn Term to the end of February - Unit 10 Jazz Dance technique or Unit 19 Acting Styles or Unit 27 Musical Theatre Techniques (60GLH):
- Developing specialist skills
- Studying different techniques
- Experimenting with different techniques
- Producing excerpts of technique in a performance showcase
- Focusing technique

December to March - Unit 3 Group Performance Workshop:
- Responding to a stimulus
- Using workshop techniques
- Experimentation/devising/improvisation
- Producing milestone reports
- Creating a workshop performance

Summer term (from May) Unit 3 Group Performance Workshop (120GLH):
- Responding to a stimulus
- Using workshop techniques
- Experimentation / devising / improvisation

DIPLOMA ONLY
Autumn Term to end of February - Unit 6 Final Live Performance (90GLH):
- Developing a full performance
- Selecting appropriate material
- Effective rehearsal techniques
- Technical Performance
- Dress Rehearsal
- A production run

End of February to May - Unit 5 Individual Performance Commission (120GLH):
- Effective research
- Responding to a commission
- Creating an individual performance