|No of Units: 4||Awarding Board: AQA||Course Code: 8236|
GCSE Dance is an additional GCSE in place of Core PE and will require you to put in additional work. You will be assessed and have exams in Dance. An application form for the Dance course will be emailed to all parents and shared with students in January.
Performance – 30% of GCSE, 40 marks
Choreography – 30% of GCSE, 40 marks.
Dance Appreciation – written exam 1hr 30minutes. 40% of GCSE, 80 marks.
GCSE Dance aims to develop student’s physical, technical, and expressive skills, as well as knowledge and understanding of dance through performance, choreography, and critical appreciation. This course aims to build on whatever experience students have in dance. Students will study a range of dance styles which acknowledge aspects of repertoire of dance that can be seen in the UK today. Students will be able to choose any style in which to perform and choreograph.
As performers, students develop confidence and self-esteem. They develop self and body awareness as well as sensitivity to others and team working skills. Effective performance requires physical effort and the determination to succeed and improve. As choreographers, students employ the skills of problem-solving and creativity. Effective choreography requires imagination and the ability to synthesise a number of elements. In directing others, students develop their interpersonal and communication skills. As critics, students make informed decisions about the dances they see. They articulate their knowledge, opinions and preferences. Viewing professional works fulfils students’ cultural entitlement and broadens their artistic experience.
Work within Theatre, Professional Dancer, Physiotherapy, Dance and Movement Therapist, Artistic Director, Teacher, Choreographer, Arts Administrator
For further information contact: Miss A. Green