In Y9, students can opt to take BTEC Performing Arts. During this year, students will build on skills that they have touched on in Y7 and 8 Drama and will strengthen their ability in creating, performing and evaluating. Students will develop their technique and communication skills through voice and movement and effectively learn how to demonstrate audience awareness. Students in Year 9 devise and develop their own Drama performances inspired by a range of stimuli and also explore a wide variety of theatrical genres. They will study a published play script and also learn a scripted extract from a play and perform this for assessment. There will also be an opportunity to go backstage and see the inner workings of a theatre whilst also seeing a piece of live theatre.
BTEC Performing Arts consists of 3 units and if you are successful you will be awarded a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction *. The award is equivalent to one GCSE at A*-C. However, if Level 2 is not reached a Level 1 P may be awarded. Work is assessed through internal and external assessment and students will be required to complete written tasks throughout and will need to build a portfolio as evidence of your achievements on the BTEC course. The 3 Components are; Exploring the Performing Arts, Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts and Performing to a Brief
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