George Salter Academy

George Salter Academy in West Bromwich, Sandwell, is a mixed comprehensive school for 11 to 16 year olds.

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Performing Arts (Acting or Dance)

BTEC Extended Diploma (equivalent to two A Levels)

BTEC Acting or Dance are exciting and varied qualifications that will give you hands on knowledge of what The Performing Arts business is like for actors and dancers and how you can succeed within it. Throughout the two year course, you will be given a variety of internally and externally assessed units that will enable you to develop your understanding of theatre and performance whilst also refining your skill as an actor or dancer.

Exam board/specification

Pearson Edexcel

Entry requirements

  • Minimum of a grade D in GCSE Drama or Dance or
  • Pass – Distinction in Level 2 BTEC Performing Arts (Acting or Dance)

Progression routes from this course

As with all Drama and Dance courses, the BTEC National is ideal for anyone who wishes to develop communication skills. Future jobs can include management within any industry, developing cognitive and problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills. However, this is also an ideal stepping stone for students who wish to continue into further education.

Year 1 Units

    As some units are optional, teachers may wish to alter the curriculum plan to suit students who opt for the course.

     

  1. Investigating Practitioners Work
  2. Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance
  3. Group Performance Workshop
  4. Performing Arts in The Community

Year 1 Assessment

  • 1 and 3: Externally assessed through set performance task
  • 2 and 4: Internally assessed through coursework and
    performance

 

Year 2 Units

    As some units are optional, teachers may wish to alter the curriculum plan to suit students who opt for the course.

     

  1. Individual Performance Commission
  2. Final Live Performance to an Audience
  3. Employment Opportunities in the Performing Arts
  4. Acting Styles
  5. Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Street or Contemporary Dance Styles
  6. Improvisation

Year 2 Assessment

  • 1 and 3: Externally assessed through set performance task
  • 2: Internally assessed through performance
  • 2, 4, 5 and 6: Internally Assessed through coursework and
    performance

 

 

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