Dance A level

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


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.

How will it be delivered?

Component 1: Performance and Choreography (50%): 
Practical Examination  

  • 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 set works:

  • 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)

Entry requirements

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.

Your next steps...

A Level provides a firm foundation for further study at Higher Education and links with the professional dance world.