Pupils are able to study dance from Key Stage 4 onwards. GCSE Dance is a comprehensive study of dance in its physical, artistic, aesthetic and cultural context.
In addition to helping students acquire subject knowledge, this specification promotes:
- A healthy lifestyle
This course provides a solid foundation for a career in dance or performing arts and/or further studies in dance or performing arts, including A-level Dance.
|Year 7||Year 8|
GCSE – Current Year 10 and 11 students only. From Sept 2018, Year 9 students will study the new BTEC Technical Award in Performing Arts.
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|Expressive skills, including:
For duet/trio performances only:
Technical skills, including:
The process of choreography
Dance anthology – three separate works
Both set phrases for each student to perform as a soloist, from the choice of four set by AQA. The titles of the set phrases are as follows:
Students will continue to study two out of the six professional works
Internal assessments take place every half-term.
KS4 Exam Board Specification: AQA GCSE Dance (8236)
The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of educational visits throughout the year. Pupils are able to take part in academy productions and participate in a range of dance performances throughout the year, as well as representing the Academy in local and national competitions, such as the UK Rock Challenge. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.