Year 9 Choices
Dance - BTEC
BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts – Level 1/Level 2
The BTEC Dance course has been a really successful option for past Thorns Collegiate Academy students with the department achieving exceptional grades. It offers a scheme of continuous assessments throughout the two years and consists of three core units which are listed below;
Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts
You will develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of performance styles within Performing Arts; examining practitioners’ work and in the processes used to create performance.
Component 2: Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts
You will develop your Performing Arts skills and techniques, exploring a range of different dance styles including Contemporary and Jazz. You will look at existing professional dance works and will reproduce the dance repertoire.
Component 3: Performing to a Brief
You will be given the opportunity to work as part of a group to develop your ideas and create a workshop performance in response to a given brief and stimulus.
Why choose BTEC Dance?
This course suits students who find examinations difficult but work hard in lessons and are confident performing to an audience.
If you enjoy dancing and learning about new dance styles, this course will help further develop your self confidence, nurture creative thinking and encourage you to react to various tasks, using your initiative – all essential skills in today’s modern world.
Most colleges offer BTEC at higher levels so students will have already experienced the transferable skills needed to support their progression to other Level 3 vocational or academic qualifications.
It is vital students attend ALL classes and lessons in order to achieve the number of guided learning hours expected to pass the course. BTEC students are also required to attend extra rehearsals outside of lesson time.
It is also an expected requirement that BTEC students participate regularly in School performances and productions.