Image of Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate


BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A Level).     

Entry requirements:

Five GCSEs including Maths & English Language: a minimum of three GCSEs at Grade 4 and two GCSEs at Grade 5.    

Additional entry requirements:

Applicants will be required to attend a technical class.

What is it?

We are pleased to be introducing this new two year course which provides an excellent stepping stone for those interested in both Drama and Dance wishing to pursue a career in Performing Arts. It can be studied alongside either A Level Drama and Theatre Studies, A Level Dance or BTEC Digital Music Production, or as a standalone subject option.

Why choose this subject at BSFC?

The College has a strong performing arts culture and each year an ambitious and exciting production is put together by the College’s dancers, actors and musicians for a performance to the public. You will also have many more performance opportunities throughout your two years at the College. You will have the opportunity to work with professional companies through workshops and go on trips to see live productions. 

What will I study?

There are four modules on the course, with three core components of:

  • Investigating Practitioners’ Work in Performing Arts
  • Developing Skills and Techniques in Performance
  • Group Performance

All modules will see work across the two areas of Drama and Dance.

How will I be assessed?

Two of the four units are externally assessed and the other two are assessed internally. Every unit combines practical and theory work, with performance elements and controlled projects.

How will this subject prepare me for the world of work?

As well as ensuring that your knowledge and technical skills prepare you for a profession in the Performing Arts industry, the course will help you develop crucial transferable skills like communication, analysis, evaluation, creativity, confidence and dedication within any career path.  

Exam board:

Pearson Edexcel

*We have made every effort to ensure that the information displayed is accurate. The College reserves the right to make changes and cannot accept liability arising out of, or in connection with any revision. 

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