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Thirsk School

& Sixth Form College

    BTEC Performing Arts / Dance

    In BTEC Dance, a Performing Arts course, we study the following :

    • focusing strongly on dance
    • studying aspects of production including; lighting, set design, costume and music
    • learning different techniques for different styles of dance as well as being encouraged to be creative in choreography
    • completing a unit on an individual showcase
    • completing a unit on preparation, performance and production
    • completing a unit on dance skills

    Assessment :

    • the course will largely be assessed through coursework
    • one externally assessed piece of work, the individual showcase

    Learning beyond the classroom :

    • attending extra-curricular dance club is expected
    • theory work should be able to be completed in lessons time however many pupils choose to improve their coursework in their own time outside of lessons

    Teachers of BTEC Performing Arts / Dance :

    Mrs J McIntosh - Teacher of Physical Education