The BTEC Performing Arts Level 2 course is a one year
study programme that offers a wealth of practical activities, scenarios and
independent studies for students. The course helps to inspire students to start
thinking about different ways of applying the skills they’ve acquired and bring
the content of the units to life. The students will be studying the Acting
pathway and on completion of the course they will achieve a Level 2 Award in
Students will study two core units and an optional
- Unit 1: Individual showcase
- Unit 2: Preparation, Performance and Production
- Unit 3: Acting Skills
Unit 1 is externally assessed and using scenarios,
students will develop their own potential with a view of implementing plans for
their future career. They will use the notion of progression opportunity to
prepare work that can be performance, technical, or design-related and present a
self-promotional response of their chosen progression opportunity. In unit 2,
students will take one or more specific performance or production role(s) and in
unit 3 they will master new skills in at least two styles of acting and apply
them in their performance.
Course Specific Trips & Visits
Students will take part in educational trips and performing
arts productions and performances as part of their course. They might also be
required to represent the College in showcasing their skills and
Career Opportunities & Further Study
Students who successfully complete the BTEC Award in
Performing Arts and meet the College’s entry criteria may progress onto BTEC
Level 3 courses (e.g. BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts, Music and/or Media
Students will be assessed via the three units. One is
externally assessed and two are internally assessed.
The exam board is Pearson.
Two 2 and three 3 grades at GCSE including English and
Mathematics minimum Grade 2 or equivalent qualifications (a Pass or higher at
BTEC Level 2 is accepted as part of the GCSE Grades).
Students will also have to attend an audition.