Dance

What are the entry requirements?

5 GCSEs at A*- C or equivalent including Maths & English. Dance GCSE preferred but dependent on prior experience other students will be considered.

Course Outline

1. Performance

2. Choreography

3. Critical engagement

How will I be assessed?

AS:

1. Performance and Choreography – a practical exam worth 80 marks and is 50% of the AS level.  Here students will choreograph and perform a solo as well as perform in a duet/trio

2. Critical engagement – a 2 hour written exam worth 80 marks and is 50% of the AS level.  Students will study two areas of study chosen from five (one compulsory area of study).  Students will be required to reflect and understand their own choreographic and performance practice.  There are 3 sections to the written paper: Section A: short answer questions on own practice (15 marks).

Section B: short answer questions on the compulsory area of study (15 marks). Section C: two essay questions on both areas of study – compulsory essay (25 marks) and an essay from a choice of four (25 marks).

A2:

1. Performance and Choreography – a practical exam worth 80 marks and is 50% of the A-Level.  Here students will perform a solo linked to either a specific practitioner within an area of study or a named practitioner within one of the prescribed areas of study; perform in a quartet and choreograph a group choreography. 

2. Critical engagement – a 2 hour and a half written exam worth 100 marks and is 50% of the AS level.  Students will study two areas of study chosen from five (one compulsory area of study).  Students will be required to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and critical appreciation of a compulsory set work and its location within a corresponding area of study.  There are 2 sections to the written paper: Section A: short answer questions (25 marks) and one essay question (25 marks) on the compulsory set work/area of study.  Section B: two essay questions on the second set work/area of study (25 marks for each essay).

Where can it lead me?

The skills gained by Dance study can lead to a variety of professions whether in the Performing Arts or not, but a great many of our students have gone on to study Dance further which could subsequently lead on to careers in this area such as choreographers, professional performers and teachers.

Course Information
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