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Welcome to the BTEC Drama Department

BTEC Drama Department Vision

Kingswood Academy’s Drama department is a vibrant and energetic department, which develops both a creative and disciplined approach to the study of Drama and Theatre.

Students will explore a range of skills and topics, through a combination of practical and written activities, which will ensure students grow in confidence, enhance their social skills, improve teamwork and help them to thrive both in school and in the world beyond.

Meet the BTEC Drama Team

David Root – Senior Leader, Head of Drama

Alex Axon – Instructor of Drama

BTEC Drama Curriculum


KS3 students learn about a variety of topics, styles and genres, such as Shakespeare, script work, Improvisation and Physical Theatre.

During their programme of study, they explore the key elements of Drama and how to communicate through performance, as well as how to analyse and evaluate Drama performances.

Students will work both collaboratively and independently, building confidence and social skills.



Students will follow the BTEC Level 1-2 Tech Award in Performing Arts.

This includes exploring the following learning aims;

  •          Examine professional practitioners’ performance work
  •          Developing skills and techniques of performance
  •          Applying skills and techniques to a rehearsal process
  •          Reviewing personal performances
  •          Evaluating the developmental process
  •          Understanding how to respond to a brief.

How do we assess students in BTEC Drama?

Marking is predominantly live, in which students are encouraged to respond to feedback from the teacher and their peers in order to progress through the learning aims for each learning cycle.
Students are marked in accordance to the Tech award specification, including both written coursework elements and practical performances.

Components 1 and 2 will be internally assesse. Component 3 is the externally assessed module.

Examination Information

Examination Information 

At Kingswood, we follow the BTEC Tech Award. The Tech award comprises of 3 components with set guided learning hours, focussing on a range of both practical and course work elements.

Component 1 and 2 are internally assessed, while component 3 is the external component. 

Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts

Component 2: Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts

Component 3: Performing to a brief

Homework Expectations

Homework is set on a weekly basis on Show my Homework. Tasks may include research tasks and rehearsal of material.

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Senior Leader / Head of Drama

Mr. D. Root 

Tel: 01482 879967 

Email: droot@thekingswoodacademy.org

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