A Performing Arts vocational qualification will help you to develop your communication skills, as well as build 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 & make-up, lighting, sound, front of house and backstage management.
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’ and annual participation in the Great Big Dance Off. You will regularly perform at concerts and festivals and take part in the school productions. Recent productions have included ’We Will Rock You’, ‘Annie’ and ‘Grease’. Our next production is going to be Bugsy Malone in October 2017.
As part of the portfolio work, you will develop career and leadership skills such as group management, CV and letter writing, audition/interview skills and research methods.
- Students will develop one Performing Arts skill that they have chosen to specialise in
- Students will develop an understanding of the Performing Arts industry
- Students will prepare a variety of both solo and group performances, some of their own choice and some based on a given theme. They will work imaginatively and creatively in collaborative contexts, generating, developing and communicating ideas.
Career options when you leave school:
- 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.