Weymouth DT4 9SY
Tel: 01305 830500
Fax: 01305 830555

HOMEINFORMATIONADMISSIONSCURRICULUMSTUDENTSSIXTH FORMSTAFFPARENTSCALENDARFACILITIESCONTACT US

6th Form
Art & Design
Biology
Business Studies
Chemistry
Computer Science
Design & Technology
Economics
Engineering
English Language
English Literature
Extended Project
Further Maths
Geography
Geology
Government & Politics
Health & Social Care
History
IT
French
German
Spanish
Law
Maths
Maths (Level 3 Certificate)
Media
Performing Arts
Photography
Physical Education
Physics
Psychology
Religious Studies
Science (Applied)
Sociology
Sport BTEC Diploma

DANCE
A Level AQA
 
This course is designed to meet the needs of students who wish to study dance in depth. On this course, you will gain experience of choreography and performance and you will be encouraged to think critically about dance. What is most important is your enthusiasm, interest and willingness to experiment and perform dance in the widest sense.
 
Key Areas of Study
 
Year 1 
• You will develop and create a performance in a quartet, focusing on the contemporary genre.
 
• You will learn a solo performance linked to a specific practitioner within the modern dance area of study.
 
• You will study Rambert Dance Company focusing on two practitioners and their dance style; and the
independent dance scene in Britain focusing on two practitioners and some of their dance moves.
 
 
Year 2
• You will select and choreograph a group dance from a series of questions developed from the exam board.  This will become available in October.
 
• Practical exam – Solo performance, performance in a quartet and group choreography – 50% of final grade.
 
• You will study two set moves as well as revise year one material. Written exam – include short exam questions and essay focusing on Rambert independent dance scene and set moves.
 
 
TAUGHT THROUGH:
Demonstration; lectures; student presentations; theory; workshops with professional dance companies; peer/teacher assessment; tutorials; theatre visits; individual study.
 
NEXT STEPS:
 
What could you be?
Professional Dancer; Dance Therapist; Teacher; Arts Administrator; Journalist; Musical Theatre and Arts Marketing.
 
Where could you go?
Surrey University - Dance and Culture; Winchester University - Choreography and Dance; Chichester University - Dance; Roehampton University - Dance studies; Plymouth University - Dance Theatre. 
 
Recent student destinations:
Surrey University; Northern School of Contemporary Dance; Laines; Edge Hill; Plymouth.
Key Info
 
Entry Recommendations:
Grade 4 or above in Dance GCSE, MERIT in BTEC Level 2 Performing Arts (if taken) and Grade 4 in 
English GCSE.
Demonstrable competent dance ability.
 
Assessment:
Year 1
1 Written Exam
2 Practical Exams
 
Year 2
1 Written Exam
3 Practical Exams
 
Tutors:
Kelly Andow
 
 
Powered by Frog