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What will you be working towards?

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


The specification provides a balance between practical and theoretical aspects of the subject. The theoretical aspect requires students to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of two set works and their corresponding areas of study which focus upon ballet, modern and jazz dance. For the set works and areas of study, students will learn the style, technique, influences, key practitioners, professional repertoire and communication of dance ideas. As well as the movement components, dancers, aural setting and physical setting of the pieces. For the practical aspect you will be given the opportunity to improve your performance skills, through performance in a solo and a quartet, improving physical, technical, interpretative, spatial and dynamic skills. As well as also looking at and being given the tools in order to create your own piece of Group Choreography that includes the selection of the three movement components, manipulation of the movement components, structuring devices and other constituent features. 

How will it be delivered?

Component 1: Performance & Choreography (50%)

Performance (25%): 

• Solo performance in relation to a specific

practitioner (2-3 minutes long)

• Performance in a quartet in either Ballet, Jazz

or Modern (3-4 minutes long)

Group Choreography (25%):

• Create a piece of group choreography

(between 3 and 5 dancers) that lasts between

3 and 4 minutes.

Component 2: Critical Engagement (50%)

• Exam paper lasting 2 hours and 30 minutes.

• Section A: Compulsory Set work and area of study

• Section B: Optional Set work and area of study

Entry requirements

Grade 5 in English Literature and Language and Grade 5 in GCSE Dance or equivalent vocational dance qualification. Students must also participate in dance regularly outside of school.

Your next steps...

The course develops a range of skills which are an excellent foundation for further study at University, a FE College or a Conservatoire College. Students wishing to pursue a career in Dance such as; professional dancer, freelance artist, teacher, choreographer, dance officer, dance scientist, dance therapist will learn essential skills from this course.


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