Dance Level 3 at Hilbre High Humanities College
In the first year (AS) you will have two main areas of study: ‘Understanding Dance’ and ‘Choreography and Performance’. Both are designed to get you on your feet dancing solo and with others, in a practical expression of your new-found skills. You will learn from studying the professionals and see how dance can have great meaning and expression. Your coursework will include physical, interpretative and performance skills. The second year takes you up a step with two more study topics. In the first – ‘Dance Appreciation’ you will be able to choose from ballet, modern or jazz to study a dance genre in more detail. There will be a set work to study, chosen from three professional dance pieces. Then you will develop your choreography skills even further, creating a dance for others to perform. This area of study, called ‘Group Choreography and Solo Performance’ includes your very own performance in the style of one of the three genres.
You need at least a C in GCSE Dance. Students who have not taken GCSE Dance are still able to choose AS/A2 Dance but must have attained at least a C in English GCSE.
In the first year you will sit a written paper on ‘Understanding Dance’. This paper will account for 40% of your AS marks. The remaining 60% of your marks are for practical coursework from your ‘Choreography and Performance’ study. The second year assessment is in two parts as well. The 90 minute paper you will sit on ‘Dance Appreciation’ accounts for 50% of your marks. A practical examination on group choreography and solo performance accounts for the remaining 50% of your A2 marks.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hilbre High Humanities College directly.