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BTEC Level 2 Award – Performing Arts

Exam Board: Edexcel

The BTEC Tech award develops students understanding of how musical theatre is created by studying the works of known practitioners in three contrasting styles

Through both independent research and through practical exploration students will learn about the skills, roles and responsibilities of performance and n on-performance roles

By studying Performing Arts, students will develop transferable skills including how to:

  • present oneself in front of an ‘audience’
  • work to a given brief including adhering to strict deadlines
  • analyse and better understand the relationships between practitioners


This is a linear qualification. In order to achieve the award, students must complete all components in chronological order. Students will sit three 60 minute papers in the Spring and Summer term of year 11

Enrichment Opportunities

Visits to local shows and a West-End show







Year 10

Terms 1 and 2

In terms 1 and 2 you will be working on component 1 studying performance material from a book musical and a juke box musical culminating in a mini performance from both

Terms 3 and 4

In term 3 you will be studying performance material from a further genre and in term 4 youwill be completing a written report summarising what you have learnt from the three musicals you have studied thus completing component 1

Terms 5 and 6

In term 5 and 6 you will start your component 2 which is all about the specific development of your drama, dance and singing skills through a range of workshops

Year 11

Terms 1 and 2

In term 1 and 2 you will be working towards a final performance showcasing your skills in a given genre. This will complete component 2

Terms 3 and 4

In term 3 and 4 you will start component 3 where you are ‘commissioned’ to create a performance piece to a target audience working to strict deadlines. You will sit two one hour written exams during this period

Terms 5 and 6

In term 5 you will perform the piece you have created and finally evaluate both the performance and the process in a final written one-hour exam