Hartlepool Sixth Form College

Vocal Theory and Performance

BTEC Vocal Coaching

This is a one year course that involves preparation for singing exams in Musical Theatre and Rock/pop.

During the course you will take part in practical activities to develop your singing skills and your performer’s repertoire.

By the end of the course you will have completed singing grades from grade 6. You will complete exams in Musical Theatre (Exam Board – University of West London – LONDON COLLEGE OF MUSIC) and Rock/Pop/Jazz (Exam Board – Rock School).

These examinations will count towards your UCAS points for entrance to university or Drama/Theatre School.

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This course will work extremely well paired with a music or performing arts qualifications and will help towards progressing to a higher education foundation degree at university or drama school. You may also choose to enter a specialist area of employment within the performing arts industry. It is possible to take a re-sits in GCSE or take up a programme of AS levels alongside this course.


Your assessment will be through two practical exams. There is no written exam for either of the courses, although you will need to understand theory and be able to answer questions about this verbally during the exam.