A Level Dance encourages students to develop their
creativity and intellectual curiosity, alongside transferable skills such as team working, communication and problem solving. All of these are sought after skills by higher education and employers and will help them stand out in the workplace, whatever their choice of career
A Level Dance allows students to embody knowledge and
understanding through the exploration of areas of study, practitioners and set works. The course provides students
with the opportunity to gain experience of performance and
choreography and to develop critical thinking about Dance. This course is a dynamic qualification which encourages
students to develop their creative, physical, emotional and
intellectual capacity. It is assessed through both practical performances and written examinations.
A Level Dance provides a firm foundation for further study
and links with the professional dance world.
Component 1: Performance and Choreography (50%):
- Solo performance linked to a specified practitioner within
an area of study
- Performance in a quartet
- Group choreography
Component 2: Critical Engagement (50%):
Written Examination (100 marks) 2 hours 30 minutes
Knowledge, understanding and critical appreciation of two
One compulsory set work within the compulsory area of
study (Rambert Dance Company 1966–2002)
- One optional set work within the corresponding area of
study (the independent contemporary dance scene in Britain 2000–current)
This course is particularly suitable for students who have studied GCSE Dance and wish to study Dance at a higher level. If a student has completed GCSE Dance, Grade 6 or above is required. Throughout this course, students will have to demonstrate the ability to work both individually and in a team.