Performing Arts

At BCE we are very proud to be a Sadler’s Wells associate school – this partnership allows us to provide an outstanding curriculum in dance and drama. If you’re a performer at heart, passionate about dance and / or drama then you should join us.
Our courses introduce you to a variety of disciplines, commitment and work ethics; build on your self-confidence whilst creating and rehearsing content to perform to live audiences.

After completing Level 1 you can progress to a Level 2 course and then on to either Level 3 Drama, Level 3 Dance or Level 3 Production Arts to further develop your skills in your chosen specialism.

Level 1 – 2 Performing Arts
  • Musical theatre skills
  • Contemporary dance techniques
  • Exploring improvisation
  • Acting skills
  • Group movement skills
  • Preparation, performance and production
Level 3 Drama
  • Voice and the actor
  • Performing Arts business
  • Rehearsing / performance workshop
  • Principles of acting
  • Theatre for children
  • Applying acting styles
  • Film and TV acting
  • Applying physical theatre
Level 3 Dance
  • Historical context / dance appreciation
  • Movement skills in performance
  • Performing Arts business
  • Performance workshop
  • Dance improvisation
  • Choreographic principles
  • Choreographing dance
  • Urban dance

Entry Requirements

Level 1: 0-2 GCSEs at any grade
Level 2: 3 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English (or equivalent)
Level 3: 5 GCSEs at grade 4-9 including English (or equivalent)


Vocational success rate for Academy learners


of BCE Level 3 learners progress to University


of BCE apprentices progress into careers in London’s creative economy