BTEC Performing Arts

Our aim in Performing Arts is to help pupils to explore the world around them and to ignite their creativity, passion and interest in drama and dance.

BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts, offers students a glimpse into a professional sector whilst teaching them transferable skills for life:

  • graded across Level 1 and Level 2 to recognise the achievements of all students
  • assessed using assignments and practical tasks to suit vocational students

Pupils are given the opportunity to develop their understanding of drama and dance. They will experience live theatre and have the opportunity to be involved in Academy productions. Pupils will consider aspects of theatrical design, including costume and set design, music and lighting.

In Performing Arts, pupils are required to make independent decisions and be self-critical, but also take into consideration the thoughts, feelings and ideas of others.

Curriculum Overview

Dance and Drama are taught on a rota throughout the year.

Year 7 Year 8
Drama Schemes include:

  • Mime/Haunted House
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Page to Stage

Dance Scheme include:

  • Choreography
  • Rock n Roll
  • Street Dance
Drama Schemes include:

  • Script to Performance
  • Physical Theatre
  • Practitioners

Dance Scheme include:

  • Swan Song
  • Choreography
  • Contemporary

BTEC Technical Award in Performing Arts

Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • Introduction to Component 1 – Exploring the Performing Arts
  • Introduction to Component 2 – Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts
  • Introduction to Component 3 – Responding to a Brief
Component 1 (internally assessed)

Study a range of practitioners and styles through practical workshops

Component 2 (internally assessed)

  • Development of performance skills in acting and dance, as well as analysing own progress.



Component 2 continued

Component 3 (externally assessed)

  • Students are given a stimulus and assignment brief and create a performance response to it.



Internal assessments for Component 1 and 2

External assessment for Component 3.

KS4 Examination Board: Pearson

Enrichment Offer

The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of visits to the theatre throughout the year. All pupils are given the opportunity to audition for Academy productions. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.

Useful Resources and Revision Support