BTEC Tech Awards Performing Arts

Find all the information and support you'll need to teach and study the BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts.

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The BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts is a KS4 qualification designed for 14-16 year olds in schools to be taken alongside GCSEs. It's included on performance tables in England (2019 results).

Specification

Explore the BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Performing Arts

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Guide

BTEC Tech Award in Performing Arts guide
Download PDF | 2.3 MB

Teaching from: September 2017
External assessment from: 2019
Performance tables (England): Technical Award (2019, 2020 results)

Please note: the new version of this qualification (including production arts route) has been approved by the DfE.

Specification

BTEC Tech Awards Performing Arts specification
Download PDF | 2.9 MB

Get to know the course

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.

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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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