All students study Dance in Year 7 taught by a specialist teacher. Students will have the opportunity to study a variety of different topics and focus on building skills in composition, performance and appreciation of Dance. All the units taught over the year are supported by homework booklets to further extend learning.
In year 8 students can choose to continue their studies in Dance alongside their PE lessons. Students will continue to develop their skills in composition, performance and appreciation of Dance, through a variety of different stimuli. All the units taught over the year are supported by homework booklets to further extend learning. Please use the link to take you to an outline of the year 8 topics.
In year 9 if students opt for Dance they will continue to study dance practically, and will also have a lesson of theory. During their lessons students are prepared to take Dance GCSE by developing their composition, performance and appreciation of dance skills. Students are given a variety of different stimuli to work with across the year. Through unpicking and researching their stimulus, students build the skills needed for GCSE to create their own choreographies in year 11. In year 9 students perform in several shows, and are encouraged to support year 11 with their exam work. Please use the link to take you to an outline of the year 9 topics.
Dance GCSE is offered in KS4. The AQA course consists of 2 components:
2 Set phrases set by the exam board which students will be taught.
Duet/trio performance 3 minutes long which students will be taught.
Group dance that each GCSE dance students will choreograph for 5 dancers based on a stimulus that has been set by the exam board e.g
Choreography will be completed in extra- curricular time
Written exam 1 hour and 30 minutes which will be sat in the Summer term of year 11.
Questions based on student’s own practice in performance and choreography and the GCSE Dance anthology. (6 professional works)