Performing Arts - Dance

Dance is a powerful and expressive subject which encourages students to develop their creative, physical, emotional and intellectual capacity, whatever their previous experience in the subject.

GCSE (Years 10 & 11)

Examining body AQA

Performance Units total 60%

A solo performance 15% (approximately one minute in duration).

Duet/trio performance 15% (maximum of five minutes in duration).

Choreography 30%
Solo or group choreography – a solo or a group dance for two to five dancers.

The practical units are internally marked and externally moderated.

Written exam total 40%

What is assessed:
Knowledge and understanding of choreographic processes and performing skills.
Critical appreciation of own work and the work of others.