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Dance AS at Hayes School

Course description

The title of the course is Performing Arts but is taught as a discreet Dance course. It has an emphasis on practical work and vocational training such as studying careers in the Performing Arts business. UCAS points are the same as for traditional A level qualifications. There is no written examination. Students keep a portfolio of work covered. Many opportunities are available each year outside the curriculum at Hayes School to participate in Dance performances and watch professional work which supports study of the A level. The AS provide a solid grounding of those wishing to go on and study Dance beyond A level. Course Content AS: Unit 1 - Developing skills for performance. Practical unit. Internally assessed. Unit 2 - Planning for a creative event. Internally assessed. Unit 3 - Performing to a commission. Practical unit. Externally moderated. Assessment Objectives Through all the units students are required to demonstrate knowledge, skills and understanding to fulfil the following four assessment objectives: ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVE (AS) 1. Knowledge and understanding of the Performing Arts industry 27% 2. Acquisition of skills and techniques 32% 3. Application of skills and techniques 28% 4. Analysis and evaluation 13%

Entry requirements

4 GCSE B grades, including B in this subject

Future opportunities

Job shadowing at A2. With further training you could go into a job related to Dance such as a Chorographer, Dance Teacher or you may wish specialise in an area of dance such as ballet and perform on the stage as a professional dancer. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially within the Performing Arts sectors. You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses such as Music and Drama or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Dance, which could lead onto higher education to study Dance or more general higher education courses.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hayes School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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      Exit M25 at Junction 4 (signposted A21 Bromley & Orpington)
      Continue on A21 towards Bromley. Turn left onto A232 towards Hayes and Croydon. Turn right into West Common Road the main school entrance is on West Common Road.


      Parking on site is limited and allocated to staff.
      Visitor bays are available at the entrance to the school

      BY RAIL

      We are located just up the hill from Hayes (Kent) Station (Connections from Lewisham or direct from Charing Cross). After exiting the station, walk right on Station Hill past the New Cross Inn, then walk up Ridge Way until you reach West Common Road. Turn right and walk along until you reach the school on your left.

      BY BUS

      The following buses serve the local area:

      146 Downe - Keston - Hayes - Bromley

      119 Bromley - Hayes - West Wickham - Shirley - Croydon - Croydon Airport

      138 Bromley - Coney Hall

      353 Ramdsen Estate - Hayes -Addington Village

      314 New Addington - Hayes - Bromley - Elmstead Woods - New Eltham - Eltham