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
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.
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