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 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.
Courses currently studied
We currently offer performing arts BTEC Tech in dance or drama and music BTEC.
- 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.
Students research and replicate three professional works and study the interrelationships between practitioners.
Students research and replicate, in depth, the body of work produced by one practitioner and perform their work to an audience.
Students are given a set brief as a controlled assessment. They must create their own work as a group and perform to an audience.
This course develops many skills needed in the workplace, such as self-discipline, confidence, communication skills, stamina, teamwork and collaboration.