Performing Arts - KS4

WHO’S WHO?

Progress Leader: Miss M. Whinnett/Mrs S. McKay
Teaching Staff: Miss M. Whinnett, Mrs S. Worthington
Link Governor: Mr P. Sharples

COURSE INFORMATION

The BTEC Tech Award suite is an introduction to vocational learning. The qualifications give learners the opportunity to build skills that show an aptitude for further learning, both in the sector and more widely. Study of this sector at Key Stage 4 will complement GCSE study through providing an opportunity for practical exploration and application alongside conceptual study, leading to strong opportunities to progress post-16.

COURSE CONTENT

The Award gives learners the opportunity to develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment. The main focus is on four areas of equal importance, which cover the:

  • development of key skills that prove your aptitude in Performing Arts such as reproducing repertoire or responding to stimuli
  • process that underpins effective ways of working in the Performing Arts, such as development of ideas, rehearsal and performance
  • attitudes that are considered most important in the Performing Arts, including personal management and communication
  • knowledge that underpins effective use of skills, process and attitudes in the sector such as roles, responsibilities, performance disciplines and styles.

COURSE ASSESSMENT

YEAR 10

Component 1
Exploring the Performing Arts

Mandatory Unit
(October - February)
Guided Learning Hours 36

  • Learning Aim A: Examine Professional Practitioners Work
  • Learning Aim B: Explore the interrelationship between constituent features of existing performance material

Component 2
Develop Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts

Mandatory Unit
(February - July)
Guided Learning Hours 36

  • Learning Aim A: Develop Skills and Techniques for Performance
  • Learning Aim B: Apply skills and techniques in rehearsal and performance
  • Learning Aim C: Review own development and performance

YEAR 11

Component 3
Performing To a Brief

Mandatory Unit
(January- May)

AO1 Understand how to respond to a brief
AO2 Select and develop skills and techniques in response to a brief
AO3 Apply skills and techniques in a workshop performance in response to a brief
AO4 Evaluate the development process and outcome in response to a brief

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Inclusive lunchtime and after school clubs in the following activities: Dance/Drama/Singing/Musical Theatre/Strength & Flexibility
Other Trips/ Visits: Theatre visits/workshops with professionals/college specialist days
Focus areas: Inter-house week, Fit Fridays, Wellbeing Wednesdays, Dance Show, Talent Show, School Production.

A LEVEL/BTEC REQUIREMENTS:

Students are usually required to have a Grade 9 – 5 (level 2) pass at GCSE to enter AS/A2.
Learners who generally achieve at Level 2 across their Key Stage 4 learning might consider progression to:

  • A Levels as preparation for entry to higher education in a range of subjects
  • study of a vocational qualification at Level 3, such as a BTEC National in Performing Arts, which prepares learners to enter employment or apprenticeships, or to move on to higher education by studying a degree in the Performing Arts or Production Arts areas.
  • Learners who generally achieve at Level 1 across their Key Stage 4 learning might consider progression to:
  • study at Level 2 post-16 in a range of technical routes designed to lead to work, to progression to employment, to apprenticeships or to further study at Level 3. For these learners, the attitudes and the reflective and communication skills covered in this qualification will help them achieve
  • study of Performing Arts post-16 through the study of a technical certificate. Learners who perform strongly in this qualification compared to their overall performance should strongly consider this progression route as it can lead ultimately to employment in the performing arts sector.

HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING

BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts Revision guide

WHERE TO GO:

Various local theatres
Larger scale productions at Manchester/Liverpool Theatres
Local Performing Arts centres clubs and activity venues

WHAT TO WATCH:

A variety of different live musicals available on streaming sites such as Netflix/Amazon Prime/Disney Plus
Sky Arts channels – insightful and educational documentaries about the performing arts sector
Documentaries: Marina Abramovich – The Artist Is Present
Pina – Dance, Dance otherwise we are lost
Bess Kargman – First Position
Alla Kovgan – Merce Cunningham

WHAT TO READ:

A Practical Handbook for the Actor – Mellissa Bruder
And Then, You Act – Anne Bogart
Musical Theatre – John Kenrick
Acting in Musical Theatre – Joe Deer
The Maddie diaries – My Story by Maddie Ziegler
Evolved – Darcy Bussell

ONLINE:

It’s a Musical – Podcast
Audrey Helps Actors – Podcast
Star Singer – Voice lessons – podcast
Prospects – careers in performing arts

FUTURE CAREERS:

Arts administrator, Broadcast presenter, Film director, Further education teacher, Higher education lecturer, Secondary school teacher, Special effects technician, Talent agent, Theatre stage manager, Actor, Community arts worker, Choreographer, Dancer, Drama therapist, Music producer, Music therapist, Theatre director.

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Performing Arts Learning Journey

Jul 24
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Jun 27
What a Sunday of success for PE alumni! Harry Coppell crowned British Champion in Pole Vault & making his way to To… https://t.co/VfZ2gbXmrm
Jun 22
An amazing night with Y7 for TOP TUESDAY! Singers, dancers, musicians…Olympic opening ceremony here we come 💃🎤🎸 https://t.co/B4wOAx9Sfe
Jun 16
Our year 10 GCSE & BTEC students have recently showcased their talents in a concert to KS3 and primary schools. You… https://t.co/WhctkOmuMT
Jun 15
Jack B Y10 represented UHHS in the Lancashire School Games Javelin competition on Saturday. Jack achieved 2nd place… https://t.co/Wt4b1KRVEx