Dance GCSE grade 5 and English Language GCSE grade 5.
About This Course
This course is for someone who enjoys all aspects of dance; choreography, performing, watching and analysing professional companies as well as each other. You will gain a deeper understanding about your body and how it moves through the theoretical delivery of Anatomy and Physiology in Dance. You will be required to dance as a soloist and as part of a group for the practical examination. It is essential that you are motivated and committed and willing to give extra time for practical rehearsal. The course can be completed as a one year course gaining an AS qualification or a two year course gaining the full A Level.
Course Content & Assessment
AS Component 1: Performance & Choreography Unit.
- The process of solo choreography from investigation and research of ideas through to final dance.
- The development of physical and interpretative skills in relation to performance of the solo choreography
- The development of performance skills within a duo/trio performance context
Assessed by Practical Coursework worth 50% of AS Level
AS Component 2: Critical Engagement.
- Knowledge, understanding and critical appreciation of two professional works.
- Demonstrate reflection and understanding of own choreographic and performance practice.
This component is assessed by a written examination worth 50% of AS level.
A Level Component 1: Performance & Choreography Unit.
- Solo performance linked to a specified practitioner within an area of study.
- Performance in a quartet.
- Group choreography based on exam question.
Assessed by practical exam worth 50% of A Level
A Level Component 2: Critical Engagement
- Knowledge, understanding and critical appreciation of two set works.
- Short answer questions and one essay question on the compulsory set work/area of study.
- Two essay questions on the second set work/area of study
This component is assessed by written examination worth 50% of A Level
What could this course lead to?
This subject is relevant for anyone who has a passion for dance and a desire to study dance further at University or a professional establishment. It also complements any Theatre Studies or Performing Arts course. Further career outcomes could be: Professional Dancer, Dance Teacher, Community Dance Work or Choreographer.