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).
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.