What will I learn?
Dance is a powerful and empowering form of non-verbal communication and it is both physical and expressive. Dance develops creative, imaginative, physical, emotional and intellectual capacities. Through the GCSE course you will focus on the three key areas of: performance, choreography and dance appreciation. You will study set professional pieces of dance (the knowledge of which will form a large part of the written theory paper), as well as having a critical appreciation of your own work. You will have the opportunity to perform solo work as well as creating and performing duets, trios and group pieces. You will be able to choose the style of dance you wish to choreograph, providing it meets the assessment criteria.
How will I be assessed?
Component 1- Performance and Choreography (60%- internally marked, externally moderated)
Component 2- Dance Appreciation (40%- Written Exam- 1hr 30mins)
Are there any entry requirements?
Suitability for the course will be considered on an individual basis and a willingness to dance in front of an audience is essential. Previous experience in Dance training is not essential, but would be advantageous in obtaining a higher GCSE grade.
Where could it lead?
A-Level Dance, University study or Dance School.
Possible career routes include:
Dancer, Choreographer, Personal Trainer, Theatre Director, Community Arts Worker, Arts Administration.
What would complement this course?
GCSE PE, Drama, Music
Do you have a question about this course? Email the Subject Leader