BTEC Performing Arts – Level 2

Subject: BTEC Performing Arts and Music Head of Department: LIZ KARAKURT
Exam board: Edexcel BTEC Level 2

Syllabus code and title: Performing Arts and Music

Content:

Autumn Term (term 1 and 2) Y9

Skills audit and development in Performance in both Solo and Group Work. Completion of Logbook to track progress.  

Spring Term (term 3 and 4) Y9

Skills development through choreography, composing and devising in Solo and Group Work. On going completion of Logbook to track progress.  

Summer Term (term 5 and 6) Y9

Creating a product which may be a live performance or DVD or CD. Evidence of planning and rehearsals through video recordings and coursework.
Autumn Term (term 1 and 2)  Y10

Skills audit and development in Performance in both Solo and Group Work. Completion of Logbook to track progress.

Spring Term (term 3 and 4)  Y10

Skills development through choreography, composing and devising in Solo and Group Work. On going completion of Logbook to track progress.

Summer Term  (term 5 and 6) Y10

Creating a product which may be a live performance or DVD or CD. Evidence of planning and rehearsals through video recordings and coursework.
Autumn Term (term 1 and 2)  Y11

Creating a Performance evidenced through the completion on a Rehearsal Diary and videoed rehearsals to show progress – Assessed Evening Performance

Spring Term (term 3 and 4)  Y11

Controlled test preparation looking at Literacy Skills tailored to a specific audience and style  – Individual Showcase

Summer Term  (term 5 and 6) Y11

Controlled assessment of both written and practical work –  Individual Showcase externally and internally graded.

How we assess students:

Students are assessed against the BTEC criteria during skills development. Mini milestones are calendered to record the student’s progress during any topic that is set.

An assignment is formally set for:

  • Specialist Unit – Internally marked
  • Preparation, Performance and Production – Internally marked
  • Individual Showcase – Externally marked
How homework is set:

Within Performing Arts we set both written and practical homework. Students are encouraged to use the facilities in school to rehearse for upcoming performances and assessments.

How parents/carers can support their child:

We encourage all parents/carers to listen to their child perform their individual part within the song and to give feedback where needed.

Useful links:

You Tube

www.musicnotes.com

Reading list:

How to be an effective ensemble

Pop Music in Practice