The course aims to provide the opportunity to: gain experience of performance and choreography and to develop critical thinking about dance; develop understanding and knowledge as well as critical skills for the analysis of choreography and performance within your own work and in professional repertoire; gain experience of choreography and performance through practice; and gain in-depth knowledge of specific study areas and professional works whilst working on dance skills and techniques.
We follow the AQA specification. Over the course of two years you will complete the following components of study:
Component One: Performance and Choreography
This component will consist of three performances:
Component Two: Critical Engagement
You will be required to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and critical appreciation of two set works: one compulsory set work within the compulsory area of study and one optional set work within the corresponding area of study from a choice of four.
The written examination is worth 100 marks (50% of the A Level) and consists of two sections. Section A contains short answer questions (25 marks) and one essay question (25 marks) on the compulsory set work and area of study. Section B contains two essay questions on the optional set work and area of study (25 marks each). The written examination is 2 hours 30 minutes in duration.
Minimum 54444 including a 5 in Dance, Drama or Performing Arts GCSE.