Faculty: Creative & Technical
Subject: BTEC Level 2 Award in Performing Arts (Drama Pathway)
Staff and Responsibility: Mr E Keady, Head of Drama

During lessons all students will have the opportunity to create, perform and respond to Drama. Initially lessons focus on building confidence and fundamental skills through a variety of practical exercises and activities. Students rapidly progress and are then challenged to stretch themselves in terms of their ability to create Drama by participating effectively and working as part of a team to communicate through the medium of Drama. Students thoroughly enjoy their lessons which are taught in a large studio fitted with stage lighting and sound equipment.

Outside of lessons students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities and there is the opportunity for all students to join after school clubs and perform in whole school productions and the Performing Arts Championships.

Subject Overview

Students will have the opportunity to develop the following skills:

  • Acting and/or design skills
  • Interpersonal and group working skills
  • Creative skills
  • Improvisation skills
  • Evaluative skills

Course Content

Unit Title Assessed Tasks Weighting
Component 1
36 GLH
Exploring the Performing Arts A piece of extended writing, a blog or a PowerPoint presentation about professional performance work. Participation in practical acting workshops and exploration of text. 30%
Component 2
36 GLH
Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts Participation in practical acting workshops. Rehearsing and performing text. Rehearsal logbook. 30%
Component 3
48 GLH
Performing to a Brief Rehearsing and performing text to a brief provided by the exam board. 40%

Potential Career Options

BTEC Performing Arts Drama can lead to further study on the A Level Drama and Theatre course and beyond.
Drama will develop your confidence and improve your ability to work creatively as part of a team.  These skills are highly regarded and valued by employers and could help your career prospects immensely.


You will need a real desire to express yourself creatively, work with others and perform in front of an audience.

For more information, please speak to Mr Keady Head of Drama.


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