Accessibility links

Dance at Mark Rutherford School

Course description

AS and A Level Dance aims to develop students’ understanding of Dance as an art form. The practical elements of the course give students the opportunity to develop their choreography and performance skills. Students will also develop their strength, stam ina and flexibility to become a high quality practitioner. The course also requires students to analyse and interpret professional dance works and study the h istory of specific dance companies and genres. Advanced Level Dance will involve practical eleme nts that demand strong commitment to extra - curricular rehearsals.

Course content

Students will be required to study and write about dance works , different genres of Dance and the history o f a professional dance company in depth as well as take responsibility for their own learning by doing background reading and research. They will be expected to develop their creative thinking when choreographing dances and analysing professional works. Students will also develop their leadership skills and communication skills through group choreography and group performance.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements apply, and must include a GCSE in Dance at Grade C or above and/or a strong dance background. Students are also required to have a grade 6 in English. Students who do not hav e a GCSE in Dance should see Mrs Talbot to discuss the possibility of taking the course.


  • Practical exam of both performance and choreography work with an external examiner.
  • Written exam that is externally marked.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 November 2017

Key information