BTEC Tech Awards Performing Arts

The BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts is a new KS4 qualification designed for 14-16 year olds in schools to be taken alongside GCSEs, replacing the BTEC First Award. It is included on performance tables in England (2019 results), so you can start teaching from September 2017.

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Explore BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts

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Teaching from: September 2017
External assessment from: Summer 2019
Performance tables (England): Technical Award (2019 results)

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Get to know the course [videos]

If you're starting to teach the new BTEC Tech Award, or thinking about it, get to know the course with our short videos: one for each component, and one for moving from the BTEC First Award.

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Moving from BTEC First Award in Performing Arts to the new BTEC Tech Award? Find out how the content is similar, and where it differs.

Videos

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Learn how Component 1 of the new BTEC Tech Award introduces students to a range of performance styles and professional practice.

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Find out how students will develop their own performing arts skills and techniques, through reproducing professional performance.

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In Component 3 students work as a group to create a performance to a given brief: watch the video to find out more.

Your subject advisor

Got questions? Ask your subject advisor!

Paul Webster, Drama, Theatre Studies and Performing Arts subject advisor
Paul WebsterDrama, Theatre Studies and Performing Arts
UK: 020 7010 2189
Intl: +44 (0) 20 7010 2189
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