Performing Arts

What are the entry requirements?

5 GCSE’s A* – C including GCSE in at least one of the subject areas (drama, dance, music, and/or btec level 2 certificate).

Course Outline

This is a new course that will include internally and externally assessed units.

Some units will be CORE – essential.

Some units will be choices.

This year, the units are selected around the staff teaching it and the students doing it. This will be a variation of Drama, Music and Dance.

Some of the optional units:

  • Devising plays
  • Theatre in education
  • Musical theatre performance
  • Variety performance
  • Performing with masks
  • Auditions for actors
  • Audio performing acting
  • The performance of mime
  • Singing skills for actors and dancers
  • Developing physical theatre
  • Tap dance
  • Urban dance
  • Movement in performance
  • Jazz dance
  • Dance appreciation
  • Theatre fot children
  • Classical theatre performance
  • Principles of acting
  • Drama improvisation

What will I study?

12 Units are assessed altogether (pass,merit, distinction). This course is a 120 credit and 720 guided learning hours (GLH) qualification that is the equivalent of 2 A levels.

Where can it lead me?

Students that have taken this course at Appleton College have then gone onto University/ Performing Arts School and become technicians, actors, dancers, singers, songwriters, teachers, broadcasters and journalists. This is just to name a few. The course is so diverse that it can lead you in various directions.

More information

If you do this course at Appleton College you also get the opportunity to use other venues – we take you out of the college into the professional world. This can include theatres, schools, recording studios and europeon trips.

Course Information
  • Course Id:EDEXCEL

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