Performing Arts BTEC L3
The course was introduced to capitalize on very highly motivated students with a passion for dance, drama and music. It should provide an excellent and broad educational base to enable each student to progress onto either Higher Education/University or employment within the performing arts Industries.
This provides a broad-based approach to the three disciplines of the performing arts to develop students’ knowledge, understanding and skills within dance, drama and music. The vocational context of the qualification is key to effective delivery, and this is provided through project briefs and assignments with a collective focus on Musical Theatre.
Creative Media Production – BTEC L3
The level 3 BTEC in Creative Media Production focuses on proving vocationally related education and training for those who arte intending to work in the media industries, providing opportunities for learners to develop skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to the media industries in an applied learning context and giving learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.
Music A Level- OCR
Students continue to listen, compose and perform. At AS students learn to listen to a variety of music from the Western Classical tradition and from Jazz, 1920 to 1960 and complete a listening test They complete a 3 minute composition exploring idiomatic writing for instruments and submit a portfolio of style compositions exploring musical techniques of harmonisation. Performance is a central part of the course and at AS students complete an 8 minute recital on their main instrument, then choose to either perform on a second instrument, perform as an ensemble or improvise upon a given set of notes, rhythms or chords.
At A2, Students compose a film score, submit a portfolio of Bach Chorales, complete a 15 minute recital and complete a listening test based on 20th Century vocal music and 3 Film Scores: Robin Hood 1937, Vertigo (1959) and The Hours (2003).
Students follow a hands on course, utilising the recording studio and operating Cubase software. At AS they complete three tasks as controlled assessment
Task 1A: Sequenced Realised Performance
Task 1B: Multi-track Recording
Task 1C: Creative Sequenced Arrangement.
Students will also submit a logbook that will provide information on the resources used
in each task as well as assessed questions on their creative sequenced arrangement.
At A2 students complete another sequenced realised performance this time with an audio track. They complete another multi-track recording and create a composition. They complete a listening test, adapting and mixing tracks under exam conditions. They answer extended questions relating to Music Technology.
The course demands practical, creative and communication skills in almost equal measure. You will extend your ability to create drama and theatre, through performance. You will also be required to write about drama and to develop your powers of analysis to become an informed critic. The course will involve taking part in drama productions, as well as studying plays and playwrights.
You need to be curious about issues and ideas and have a creative instinct for communicating your views through drama. You may be keen on acting, writing or on the visual and technical side of theatre and wish to develop your skills in some or all of these areas. Equally you will be interested in going to the theatre to see plays performed by different theatre companies.
AS- Unit 1 – Exploration of Drama and Theatre: 40% of AS marks and 20% of A2 Unit 2 – Theatre Text in Performance: 60% of AS marks and 30% of A2
A2 - Unit 3 – Exploration of Dramatic Performance: 40% of AS marks and 20% of A2 Unit 4 – Theatre Text In Context: 60% of AS marks and 30% of A2