Presentation on theme: "Performing Arts Level 2. What is the BTEC all about? BTEC Firsts are designed to provide specialist work- related qualifications in a range of working."— Presentation transcript:
What is the BTEC all about? BTEC Firsts are designed to provide specialist work- related qualifications in a range of working areas. They give you the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for employment. On successful completion of a BTEC First qualification, you can progress onto higher BTEC courses
Why are we doing it in year 9? You have been chosen especially to trial this exciting new qualification and as students of a Performing Arts College, your have a unique opportunity to achieve great things in this area. Longcroft will soon offer BTEC qualifications in other subjects and levels across the school. This is a great opportunity to get a head start in year 9
What do I get out of it? The BTEC First Certificate in Performing Arts is equal to one GCSE grade A-C. The grading is in 3 parts as follows: Pass = C grade at GCSE Merit = B grade at GCSE Distinction = A grade at GCSE You must achieve the same level in all tasks in order to achieve that level overall.
What work is involved? You will be expected to work very hard, as a group and individually. There will be a mixture of practical tasks, research tasks and written tasks. You will learn lots of new skills not only within the Performing Arts, but that will help you in other subjects. You will be expected to meet deadlines and targets set by your teacher. Work is based in the classroom, ICT suite or at home as part of your extended study. The tasks allow you to work quite independently
How will it be delivered? There are TWO units to be covered in Year 9 Unit A1 will be delivered in the first half term of school and will be taught across your 3 Performing Arts subjects – Dance Drama and Music Your 3 teachers will be working very closely together to ensure that you achieve your potential. Tasks will be a mixture of practical, written and research work and will all have a very creative element to it.
What is expected from me? The BTEC is very exciting and fast moving so you must be efficient in your time keeping and ensure you complete all the tasks set to a good standard Have pride in your work, remember, if your work meets the required criteria you will be entered to the exam board. You MUST ask your teacher if you are unsure about anything from the tasks to deadlines. Any deadlines missed must be supported by appropriate contact from your parents e.g. a note or a phone call.