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Is GCSE Dance right for me?

Dance GCSE is for all students who have a passion for Dance and are committed. You will take part in multiple performances, have opportunities to work with professional dancers, and watch a variety of works. The course enables you to work in a variety of dance styles. In offering students this rage of skills and learning experiences Dance is unique as a subject. You do not need a lot of Dance experience to succeed in the course, but you do need to be focused and dedicated.

“The body says what words cannot.” - Martha Graham

Overview of the course:

Component 1: Performance and Choreography

All elements in Component 1 are Controlled Assessment

Performance: 30%

Set dance phrases: Performance of the AQA set phrases through a solo performance (approx. 1 min.) focusing on physical and performance skills.

Group Dance: Duo/Trio performance showcasing the ability to perform in a group using dance relationships, expressive and physical skills.

Choreography: 30%

Solo choreography: Creating a dance in response to a stimulus set by AQA using motif development and a range of choreographic devices.

Component 2: Dance appreciation

1 hour 30 min paper: 40%

Written paper sat in the summer of year 11 assessing students appreciation of their own work, detailed analysis of 6 professional dance works (Dance Anthology) and the process of choreography and performance.

How to find out more

* Speak to the current year 10 GCSE Dance students

* Speak to Mrs D. Humphrey

* Research online: AQA Dance GCSE