Why performing arts?
A performing arts vocational qualification helps you to develop your communication skills as well as building self-confidence. As a performer, you can choose to play an instrument, sing, act or dance. You may also develop your technical production skills through costume and make-up, lighting, sound, front of house and backstage management.
Courses currently studied
- Year 10 & 11: Performing arts BTEC and music BTEC
- Year 9: Skills development in preparation for technical awards in performing arts and music
You will have the opportunity to attend concerts, theatre productions and rehearsal sessions and other enrichment activities. Recent activities have included:
- Trips to the Liverpool Empire to see touring west-end productions
- Annual participation in the Great Big Dance-Off
- Performing at concerts and festivals and taking part in school productions. Recent productions have included ’We Will Rock You’, ‘Annie’, ‘Grease’ and Bugsy Malone.
- Students develop one performing arts skill that they have chosen to specialise in
- Students develop an understanding of the performing arts industry
- Students prepare a variety of both solo and group performances, some of their own choice and some based on a given theme. They work imaginatively and creatively in collaborative contexts, generating, developing and communicating ideas.
This course develops many skills needed in the workplace, such as self-discipline, confidence, communication skills, stamina, teamwork and collaboration.
As part of the portfolio work, you develop important skills for the world of work, such as CV and letter writing, audition/interview skills, research skills and people management skills.