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A Level Dance

Dance is a dynamic qualification where students will gain experience of performance and choreography through a range of dance styles. Dancers will engage in critical thinking within their own choreography/performance and in professional repertoire. Students will develop performance and analytical skills in the following genres - modern dance, ballet and jazz dance, and will study a compulsory area of study - Rambert Dance Company.

What can this course lead to?

This course is designed to encourage students to develop a significant foundation of knowledge for the study of dance through to Higher Education. You may wish to continue studying for the A Level qualification.
Students may go on to train professionally at Private Dance schools and follow a career in performing or choreography, either freelance or in the context of a professional company. Other popular routes include community dance, dance in education, or dance therapy.

Unit content  [Exam Board: AQA]

Unit 1 (AS) Unit 2 (AS) Unit 1 (A Level) Unit 2 (A Level)
Performance and Choreography Critical engagement Performance and Choreography Critical engagement

 

Method of assessment

Unit 1 (AS) Unit 2 (AS Unit 1 (A Level) Unit 2 (A Level)
Practical exam 50% 2 hour exam 50% Practical exam 50% 2 hour 30 min exam 50%

Minimum entry requirement

C grade in GCSE Dance or some dance experience required.

 

Curriculum Maps

 

For more information on what is taught in Year 12 and 13 together with the termly assessments, please click on the links below:

Year 12 Curriculum Map
Year 13 Curriculum Map

 

For further information, please contact Miss Arnold (Head of Expressive Arts) at the school.

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