Dance

Why should I study Dance?
A-Level Dance provides students with the opportunity to gain experience of performance and choreography and to develop critical thinking about Dance.
This course is particularly suitable for students who have studied GCSE Dance and wish to study Dance at a higher level. The content allows students to study a subject which can be extended through higher education and promotes a healthy lifestyle through an awareness of the importance of exercise and training.
This four-unit specification requires students to:
– develop understanding and knowledge as well as critical skills for the analysis of choreography and performance within their own work and in professional repertoire
– gain experience of choreography and performance through practice
– gain in-depth knowledge of specific study areas and professional works.
The practical elements of the course amount to 55% of the full qualification.

What will I study?
Year 12
UNIT 1: Understanding Dance
UNIT 2: Choreography and Performance
Year 13
UNIT 3: Dance Appreciation: Content and Context
UNIT 4: Group Choreography and Solo Performance

What are the entry requirements?
Please check this subject table for full details of our A Level entry requirements.

What is the exam board?
AQA