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.
Courses currently studied:
- Year 11: Performing Arts BTEC
- Year 10: Performing Arts Tech Award & 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. The most recent trips have included:
- Disneyland Paris featuring specialist, professional workshops;
- Liverpool Empire to see the touring west-end productions of ‘Wicked’ and ‘Annie’;
- Annual participation in the Great Big Dance-Off.
You will regularly perform at concerts and festivals and take part in school productions. Recent productions have included ’We Will Rock You’, ‘Annie’ and ‘Grease’. Our next production is Bugsy Malone in October 2017.
As part of the portfolio work, you develop career and leadership skills such as group management, CV and letter writing, audition/interview skills and research methods.
- 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.
Further opportunities when you leave Ridgeway:
- BTEC Musical Theatre
- BTEC Theatre Production
- BTEC Music Technology
- A Level Theatre Studies
- A Level Performing Arts
This course develops many skills needed within a workplace, such as self-discipline, confidence, communication skills, stamina, teamwork and collaboration.