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Dance A Level at Ashfield School

Course description

Studying A-level dance allows you to acquire dance knowledge, skills and understanding for further study at university and/or future employment. The course encourages you to develop your technical dance skills, your choreographic skills and your ability to engage in critical thinking about dance as an art form. You will have the opportunity to develop your creativity, fitness and well-being, as well as your confidence, self-esteem and team working skills.

Course content

Component 1: Critical Engagement (50%). You will complete a 2.5 hour written exam at the end of year 2 assessing your knowledge, understanding and critical appreciation of two set dance works.

Component 2: Choreography and Performance (50%). You are assessed in a practical exam on your performance of a solo linked to a specified practitioner, your performance within a quartet and your ability to choreography a group dance based on a question set by AQA.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade B in GCSE Dance or GCSE English PLUS strong dance performance skills.

Future opportunities

A-level Dance provides a strong foundation to higher education in Dance, Performing Arts and PE as well as professional training and professional employment. The course promotes a healthy lifestyle through an awareness of the importance of exercise and training. Potential professions include dance criticism/writing, teaching, choreography and performance.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years