Performing Arts (Acting or Production)

Exam Board: Edexcel

BTEC Performing Arts is a very exciting and practical course. You will get to try out different performance styles, be creative and develop your own drama performances and work with scripts to put on a show! During Year 9 you will learn lots of new acting skills and techniques, then in Years 10 and 11 you will create the performances that will count towards your BTEC grade as well as doing some coursework. The great thing about this course is that there is no written exam! You are given marks on your practical work, performances and coursework. As well as all of this, there are opportunities to go on trips to the theatre. If you prefer the technical side of theatre, we can offer the ‘Production Skill’ route through the BTEC which means that you will learn and be assessed on your lighting designs, sound skills and other technical roles. 

This is a really fantastic Drama course that we can tailor make to suit each individual class.

You will go to see live theatre on school trips and will be expected to attend rehearsals outside lesson times (lunch/after school) when preparing for the performance exams. 


75% controlled assessment, 25% external assessment. You will be awarded a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* grade.