Dance (A Level)

GCE A LEVEL

Introduction to Course

This course looks at the three main components of Dance: performance, choreography and appreciation. Students will have the opportunity to develop these skills in a variety of different ways alongside transferable skills such as team working, communication and problem solving. All of these are sought after skills in higher education and by employers and will help you stand out in the workplace whatever your choice of career.

Exam Board/Specification

AQA 7237

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 5 in GCSE Dance

Modules/Units

Component 1: Performance and Choreography

  • Solo performance linked to a specific practitioner within an area of study
  • Performance in a quartet
  • Group choreography

Component 2: Critical Engagement

  • Knowledge, understanding and critical appreciation of a compulsory set work and its location within a corresponding area of study
  • Knowledge, understanding and critical appreciation of one optional set work and its location within a corresponding area of study

Assessment

  • Component 1: Practical exam, 80 marks, 50% of A Level
  • Component 2: Written exam (2 hours 30 minutes), 50% of A Level - Section A: short answer questions (25 marks) plus one essay question (25 marks) - Section B: two essay questions (25 marks each)

Progression Routes

Students will be well equipped for studying Dance at university as well as moving into employment/apprenticeships with the Performing Arts sector.