What We Offer
EXTENDED CERTIFICATE AND EXTENDED DIPLOMA
Full-time 2 year programme
Choose to study Performing Arts on the Extended Certificate as a single option alongside two other A-Level or vocational courses at HTS Sixth Form, or the Extended Diploma as a full time (3 A-Level equivalent) course.
All students will study a programme of core units designed to prepare students for life in the performing arts industry beyond education, learning about staging performances, the Performing Arts business and how health and fitness are essential to a long and successful career.
In addition to core Performing Arts study, students choose from one of 4 specialist pathways: Musical Theatre, Acting, Dance or Music.
MUSICAL THEATRE PATHWAY
Musical Theatre - Acting, Singing and Dancing
This option is available in both Extended Certificate and Extended Diploma.
In addition to the core units, Musical Theatre students will develop their skills in sessions dedicated to Dance, Acting and Vocal technique, alongside a range of performing opportunities.
All vocalists on this course will receive a weekly, one-to-one lesson with a professional vocal coach during term time.
Extended Certificate Acting
The Acting course is available in Extended Certificate only.
Exploring the many creative aspects of acting and theatre through practical workshops, with both teachers and working professionals to prepare you for the professional environment. The units covered will give the chance to refine acting technique and develop your own personal repertoire of material.
We will be analysing and applying the works of different practitioners and dramatists, both modern and classical. This strong sense of context will give you the tools to develop your own strengths in a variety of areas including acting, direction and script writing.
Students on this pathway will receive a weekly one-to-one acting lesson during term time.
Extended Certificate Dance
The Dance course teaches the application of correct technique that can be used as a dancer, choreographer or teacher and encourages the appreciation of style and the demands of performance. It will focus your discipline and a commitment to regular practice, whilst allowing for the development of your creativity and self-expression. For our students to become accomplished dancers, it is necessary to understand the origins of dance to gain the foundations of stylistic features across different genres. You will take part in professional workshops and have performance opportunities throughout the school year to showcase your progress and understanding of dance.
Extended Certificate and Extended Diploma Music
The Music course is available in both Extended Certificate and Extended Diploma formats.
This project allows creative musicians to express themselves with the ultimate aim of producing an EP.
The road to creating an EP allows students to develop their understanding of Music creation and songwriting techniques. They will explore their strengths and areas for improvement in performance alongside learning how to record in a studio. Self-promotion in the Music industry is often overlooked on academic courses, but is vital to launching a career. During this course, students will learn how to promote both themselves and their music.
Students on this pathway will receive a weekly one-to-one instrumental or vocal lesson during term time.
In 2017-18 our Music results at Key Stage 5 were 90% Distinction*-Merit (A*-C) and 50% at Distinction* or Distinction (A* or A) - Please note that this was on the RSL Subsidiary Diploma as this was the course on offer at that time.