Performing Arts

BTEC Level 3 Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma

This course is for you if you would like to develop all round performance skills and transferrable skills opportunity to develop all-round performance skills and transferable skills such as self-confidence, self-presentation, personal discipline, time management and organisational skills which are highly regarded by higher education and employers.

The BTEC Level 3 in Performing Arts is designed to be taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTECs or A Levels. The qualification is equivalent in size of an A Level and forms part of a study programme alongside other vocational and/or academic qualifications.

 A combination of external and internal assessed coursework and an external exam. 

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Performing Arts has always played an important role here at Wyke Sixth Form College, from the winter Christmas shows to the college production at Easter. Whether you want to study the arts academically or just be involved as a hobby or enrichment this is the place for you!

The Performing Arts department has seen exceptional success both on stage and off it. Not only does the department offer both A Level and BTEC courses to accommodate a number of students across all abilities, it is also provides students with the work experience and enriching opportunities to develop young people.



Externally Assessed Content (58%)
Investigating Practitioners Work (Theory)

You will investigate the work of performing arts practitioners and develop critical analysis skills and contextual understanding of how practitioners communicate themes in their work.


Group Performance Workshop (Practical)
You will explore and integrate creative, physical and vocal skills and techniques, working collaboratively to create a performance in response to a given stimulus.


Developing Skills and Techniques for live Performance

You will explore technical performance skills with a focus on developing skills and techniques in at least two performance styles.



Investigating Practitioners Work (Theory)
This mandatory unit will be assessed through a task and completed under supervised conditions.

The task is formed of two parts, Part A and Part B. Part A will be issued to you four weeks before the timetabled session for Part B. Part B is taken under supervised conditions in a single session of 3 hours timetabled by Pearson.

Group Performance Workshop (Practical)
This mandatory unit will be assessed through a task worth 60 marks and completed under supervised conditions.

The supervised assessment period will be completed in five hours and should be arranged by the centre over a number of sessions in the week timetabled by Pearson.

Developing Skills and Techniques for live performance
There is a maximum number of three summative assignments for this unit:

1.             A report or presentation demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the roles and skills of a performer.

  1. A recorded performance (demonstration) of the performance where you will be assessed on your application of skills and techniques.
  2. A performance log that reviews and evaluates the development of skills and techniques.


The College production enrichment is not just open to anyone who would like to either sing, act, dance or perform but also to students who have a passion and interest to the behind the scenes working of a production.

As well as performers we need crew!
Opportunities to publicise and work front-of-house, stage-manage, fit and source costume, hair and make-up, scenery shifting and props preparation exist, as well as the chance to run lighting and sound cues, direct and choreograph scenes. Get on board, your college needs you!

You will be required to participate in a minimum of 2 rehearsals sessions per week, running from September to March.

This will also include full commitment to rehearsals during the February half-term and possibly lunchtimes/after college.

How much will it cost to participate?

There will be no initial cost to participate in this enrichment, However you may want to source your own costume items that may incur a reimbursable fee with receipts.

What is the purpose of the Cross College Production?
The emphasis is on teamwork and collaboration. We want you to experience the highs of performing and bonding as a company during the entire process, working closely with
one-another and creating a production that truly reflects the commitment, determination and talent of you, the students.

We hope that you will establish new friendships and a real sense of achievement and pride will be created.

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