Key Stage 4 students study BTEC Level 1/2 Performing Arts Acting. The nature of the course emphasises the work ethic of a professional company. It also gives students the opportunity to create their own ideas and work in smaller groups developing leadership skills and promoting independent learning.
Students regularly perform to showcase their skills and are encouraged to attend the half-termly visits which we organise to enthuse and raise the aspirations of students.
Alongside practical work students keep a working log book which is used to record the progress of developing and learning new skills and techniques; this helps students self-evaluate and reflect.
Whilst this qualifications helps students to prepare for life in the creative industry, lessons will also improve leadership, communication, negotiation, tenacity, time-management, problem-solving, self-management, social intelligence and presentational skills; vital components of almost any job where you interact with others.