Dance GCSE · AQA
A practical based course designed for students who have little or no dance experience. Ideal if you are enthusiastic about dance and want to learn new skills.
Unit 1: Critical Appreciation
Unit 2: Set dance
Students study at least two Professional dance works.
Assessment: Written paper – 1 hour (externally assessed)
50 marks – 20%
Students perform a solo dance that will be taught by the teacher and is set by AQA exam board. The style of the dance is Contemporary.
Assessment: Practical Exam (externally assessed)
30 marks – 20%
Unit 3: Performance in a duo/group
Students perform in a duo or group dance that relates to a Professional dance work students have studied. The performance will last between 3 - 3 ½ minutes.
Assessment: Practical exam (controlled assessment)
30 marks - 20%
Unit 4: Choreography
This unit is in 2 parts.
Part 1 - students learn 3 motifs/phrases that they then develop themselves into a solo performance.
Part 2 - students choreograph a solo/duo or group dance from an idea/theme of their choice.
Assessment:Practical exam (controlled assessment)
Part 1 - 20 marks/15%
Part 2 - 40 marks/25%
Please note that your enrolment on to a particular course must be approved by the Head of that department.