What will I be learning?
You will study 6 units within the course. These will be as follows:
- Performance Preparation
- Planning for a Career in Performing Arts.
- Dance Technique and Performance.
- Global Dance Styles.
- Ensemble Dance Performance.
How will I be assessed?
Students will be assessed modularly with 1 externally assessed unit. A mixture of technical exercises, choreography tasks and theoretical appreciation of dance will build evidence for your grade. This course is the equivalent to 1.5 A-Levels.
Independent study opportunities
Students will have access to watch recorded professional dance. Students will be required to rehearse outside of lesson to enhance their technical and choreographic ability.
What resources do I need?
Students will be required to wear clothing suitable for practical dance. This will be black leggings/tracksuit bottoms and a black t-shirt.
Will I go on any trips?
In the past the examination body has recommended trips to see 'Medusa' by Jasmin Vardimon, ‘Wicked the Musical’, 'Young Men' by Ballet Boyz and ‘Grand Final’ by Hofesh Schector. It is a great experience for students to see live dance and understand the demands of live performance.
What careers could this lead on to?
Arts administrator, Choreographer, Community arts worker, Dance movement psychotherapist
Dancer, Higher education lecturer, Secondary school teacher
What grades do I need for this course?
An Average Point Score of a 4 is needed. Previous dance training is recommended. Studying GCSE or BTEC Dance would be an advantage, although not a set requirement.