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Dance GCSE at Firth Park Academy

Course content

You will need an interest in the following areas: Dance, Choreography,Performing and History of Dance. You will be expected to do a great deal of practical work, which includes Contemporary Dance technique classes, creating your own work, choreography and performing. You will also work with visiting artists and go to see dance performances out of school. Throughout the course you will learn all about famous dance pioneers and choreographers, a range of dance styles and how to review dance performances.


You will have to keep a working notebook of progress made and evaluate practical lessons. You may also be asked to perform work created in lesson at school shows.

The main part of the exam is performance and choreography. You are required to perform in a group dance, where you will marked on performance skills. Also choreograph a solo or a group dance piece between 2-3

minutes, where you will be marked on your choreographic skills.

The other part of the practical exam is the 'Set Study'. Your teacher will deliver this to you, and you are required to perform the set study on your own.

The final part of the exam is the written paper. Sections A and B includes

questions on work learnt throughout the course. Section C is based on one particular dance piece.

60% Coursework

20% Practical Examination

20% Written Paper

How to apply

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Last updated date: 02 October 2016

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