NORTH EAST WOLVERHAMPTON ACADEMY

Excellence through Endeavour

Creative and Performing Arts

Fine Art

Examining body: AQA

Course content

Students will study two main subject units:

  • Portfolio of artwork
  • External assignment

Entry requirements

Students will be required to have achieved a Grade B or above in GCSE Art in order to undertake further study at A Level in addition to five A*–C.

Progression routes

Successful completion of the A Level Art course could lead to acceptance on Foundation and Degree Level courses eg. Fine Art, Ceramics, Textiles, Interior Design, 3D Design, Graphic Design etc. This can lead to employment in a wide variety of fields such as Interior Design, Jewellery Design, Furniture Design, Teaching, Fashion, Textile Design, Graphics/Advertising, Photography and Architecture.

For further information contact

Miss B Bernard


BTEC Diploma in Sport

Examining body: Edexcel

Course content

Students will study the following eight core units:

  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • The Physiology of Fitness
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Fitness Training and Programming
  • Sports Coaching
  • Sports Development
  • Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise
  • Practical Team Sports

Entry requirements

You will need at least four GCSEs grade C or above. The course can also be accessed with a BTEC First Certificate or Diploma in Sport.

Progression routes

Progression may be to Foundation Degrees, Higher National Diplomas or Degrees at university. This qualification supports the following careers: Health and Fitness Instructor, Leisure Centre Assistant, Pool/Beach Lifeguard, Sports Coach, Sports Development Officer, Sports Physiotherapist and Sports Therapist.

For further information contact

Miss K Everitt


BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts

Examining body: Edexcel

If you are a keen performer of drama and interested in a career in some aspect of the performing arts, this course will enable you to develop your interest. The course is also excellent for developing your confidence and preparing you for a wide range of professions that involve communicating with others.

Course content

Students will study a total of 18 units over two years, including:

  • Devising Plays
  • Theatre For Children
  • TV and Film Acting
  • Performing Arts  Business
  • Musical Theatre
  • Performance Workshop
  • Performing to an Audience
  • Auditions for Actors
  • Principals of Acting
  • Variety Performance
  • Singing Skills for Dancers and Actor
  • Rehearsing for Performance

Entry requirements

Five GCSE grades A*–C, including BTEC Level 2 Performing Arts at Pass, or GCSE Drama A*–C.

Progression routes

If successful you could apply for degree or diploma courses in higher education or may prefer to progress to performing arts or media-related employment. This course could give you between 120 and 240 UCAS points depending on your final grade.

Job options – performance-related
Acting, Dancing, Directing, Theatre Production, Radio, Television, Film, Public speaking, Presenter, Theatre In Education.

Job options – non-performance-related
Teaching, Counseling, Lighting Technician, TV Producer, Sound Technician, Stage Hands, Events Co-ordinator.

For further information contact

Miss I James


BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Music

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Examining body: Edexcel

Course content

Students will study three core units:

  • Music Performance Techniques
  • Music Project
  • Planning a Music Project

Learners also complete three further optional, specialist units:

  • Pop Music in Practice
  • Working and Developing as a Musical Ensemble
  • Composing Music

Entry requirements

The course can be accessed with a BTEC First Certificate in Music or GCSE Music Grade C or above. Five GCSEs A*–C grades. You must also be proficient on at least one instrument (or the voice) and capable of performing either solo or in an ensemble.

Progression routes

The qualification can lead into either a Level 4 Higher National Diploma in Music Performance, or provide the points required to allow access to Higher Education courses such as degrees and foundation degrees.

Potential job occupations
Armed Forces Musician, Classical Musician, Pop Musician, Music Composer, Music Conductor, Music Industry Promotions Manager, Music Publisher, Music Teacher, Music Therapist, Musical Instrument Maker/Repairer and Popular Musician.

For further information contact

Mr P Edwards