May 2024 BTEC Performing Arts update | Pearson qualifications

May 2024 BTEC Performing Arts update

22 May 2024


Welcome to this May 2024 update.

I hope that this term has been rewarding and not too stressful so far. Bring on the half term break!

If you need to contact me for support please do get in touch using my details below.

Here is your May 2024 update with all the latest news on our BTEC Performing Arts qualifications.

In this update you will find information on:

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New training and support for BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts

We have training and support events taking place later this summer and in the autumn term to help with teaching and assessment of the BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts.

There will be Getting Started events, plus we will be running seperate events for Marking and Moderation of Components 1 and 2.

Details of the events will be posted on our training page over half term.

Tech Award training events

Level 2 and Level 3 Start The Year support events 

I know it seems like a long way away but you can now book on my Start the Year events for our level 2 Performing Arts qualifications (ie Tech Award and Firsts) and BTEC Nationals in Performing Arts and Production Arts, which will take place in September.

BTEC Level 2 Performing Arts (Tech Award and Firsts): Start the Year 19 September 2024 15:30-16:30 GMT Register now
BTEC Level 3 Performing Arts and Production Arts: Start the year 11 September 2024 15:30-16:30 GMT Register now

Key Stage 4 survey for drama and performing arts

We would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on potential new opportunities for qualifications in drama and performing arts at Key Stage 4/level 2.

If you are interested in participating, please complete our survey.

KS4/Level 2 survey

Future of level 3 qualifications

For anyone interested in the Level 3 reforms and what it means for Performing Arts and Production Arts, here is some recorded guidance. I spoke about the changes at the Drama and Music Education EXPO a couple of weeks ago.

This guidance covers all level 3 courses offered by Pearson Edexcel and BTEC, plus UAL, OCR, RSL etc.

Future of Level 3 qualifications

Future of level 3 qualifications
Future of Level 3 qualifications in Performing and Production Arts
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An Inspector Calls UK tour

An Inspector Calls by JB Priestly, starts a nine month UK tour in August 2024. This National Theatre production will visit over 25 cities and town across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

An Inspector Calls

There's a very comprehensive education pack to accompany the tour too - it could be very useful for Tech Award Component 1.

Resource Pack

An Inspector Calls

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Hofesh Shechter Company BTEC resource pack

There's a podcast available from Pearson Performing Arts and Drama that you might find useful for Tech Award and Nationals in Performing Arts.

In conversation with Hofesh Shechter Company: Lucy Moelwyn-Jones and James Shaw from Hofesh Shechter Company talk to me about the new BTEC Performing Arts resource for Political Mother Unplugged, Hofesh Schechter Company's latest work. They have produced a brilliant resource which includes a recording of the work, plus interviews with the key creatives and a lot of useful info for students taking the Tech Award, Unit 1 Investigating Practitioners Work, and many other units.

In Conversation with Hofesh Shechter Company

Hofesh Shechter Company BTEC pack PMU

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Support and contact

Please feel free to get in touch, if you require any help or support in the teaching and assessment of our performing arts courses.
You can access my contact details below.


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