Performing Arts


This one year vocational course is largely acting based with some elements of singing and dancing included. You will take part in a range of dance, drama and music performance and also produce practical and theoretical work. In addition, you’ll participate in course-related work experience. This course will prepare you for level three courses (A Level or vocational).

Level: Vocational (level 2)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

Teacher, performer, arts administrator, entertainer, theatre technician and drama therapist.

Acting, musical theatre and dramatic arts.

Performing arts, music and dance (level three).

Topics you'll cover

  • The performing arts industry
  • Dance skills and techniques
  • Musical theatre
  • Performance project
  • The performing arts industry
  • Dance skills and techniques.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Coursework
  • Assessments
  • Exam board: OCR
  • CTEC Extended Certificate (level two)
  • Equivalent to two GCSEs.

Course entry requirements

  • At least two GCSEs at three and above in English and maths.

What students say about the course

"This course has helped me to become much more confident when singing, acting and especially dancing. I enjoy every lesson because I am challenged always and learn a lot. We have performed our own devised play for a public audience and I have also experienced being part of a full scale musical production. I have learnt about script work, devising and choreographing, which has enabled me to create my own pieces so the course is preparing me very well for the transition onto the level 3 performing arts course. The teachers are so supportive and guide me every step of the way, which is great motivation."

Codie Luke, previously at Redbridge Community School


Additional information

During your studies you will have access to extra materials and activities as part of your course. These extra items (such as equipment, study guides and workbooks etc.) are built into the normal day-to-day running of our courses and so we ask students to make an annual payment towards these additional costs. If there are any issues with being able to pay these costs, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.

 A copy of our course payment breakdown can be course payment breakdown.