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Dance A Level at St Angela's Ursuline School

Course description

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams and submit all their non-exam assessment at the end of the course.


Course content

Component 1:

Performance & Choreography
- Solo performance linked to a specific practitioner within an area of study
- Performance in a quartet
- Group choreography How it’s assessed
- Practical exam
- 80 marks
- 50% of A-level

Component 2:

Critical engagement
- Knowledge, understanding and critical appreciation of a compulsory set work and its location within a corresponding area of study.
- Knowledge, understanding and critical appreciation of one optional set work and its location within a corresponding area of study.


Entry requirements

It is desirable that students should have at least GCSE grade B in dance and be attending technique classes or be part of a performance group


- Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
- 100 marks
- 50% of A-level

Future opportunities

A Level Dance is suitable for anyone wanting to pursue the arts or dance at University and or a Dance Conservatoire, or as support for any course requiring good communication and group work skills. In addition to undertaking a degree in performing, choreographing and teaching, this course might lead you to such diverse careers as dance therapy or journalism.

So, if you dream of making a living from your passion for dance, it really is possible. This course will be a constant pleasure but is also has a vision…and that is to be the first step in a career for you that includes dance.

The practical examination is set by AQA and marked by a visiting examiner.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Angela's Ursuline School directly.

Last updated date: 15 March 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September