Performing Arts (BTEC)-Drama

Experience an exciting, creative and inspirational environment designed to prepare you for the ever changing world of the theatre. Push boundaries, change minds.

Course Overview
Year 1

The Principles of Acting: This unit covers the theories of different theatrical greats rehearsing, developing and performing a show to a paying audience! 
Performing to an audience: This unit is all about performing, you will learn new techniques, rehearsal skills and be assessed on nothing but what you bring on the night!

Year 2

Devised Performance: This unit will teach you to create brand new exciting work, here you are the writer, director and performer. 
Physical Theatre: This unit will teach you cutting edge performance technique, movement skills, lifts, throws and new and inventive ways to express yourself on stage – and as with every unit, you will perform these skills to an audience.


Our performers go on to study performing arts Foundation and BA (hons) degrees in acting, performing arts and film and TV studies. We also have students who find places at drama school.


Performer; arts administration; teaching or stage management.

This course has allowed me to perform at the Bristol Old Vic, The National Theatre and the Edinburgh Festival. It's almost like being a professional.

Corin, student

Key Facts

Qualification type:

BTEC Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma (2 A Levels)

Additional entry requirements:

Grade 4 at GCSE English Drama GCSE, BTEC level 2 performing arts or previous performing experience are advantageous but not essential. Passion for the Arts is!


Practical Workshops


Assessed performances

Opportunities for work-related activities:

Theatre Trips, Touring productions, industry professional visits/workshops. Auditions for Film/TV/Theatre projects.


Fill in our quick form.

Current students

Find out more

Parents Information

Find out more