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Performing Arts: Dance BTEC National Extended Certificate at Chipping Norton School

Course description

This course combines previous knowledge, theoretical skills, choreography and performance, alongside an independent approach to learning and assessment. 

The Extended Certificate course is Dance specific and is equivalent to one A Level. Over two years of study students will broaden their Dance knowledge and experience and will have the independence and time to create advances choreographic works at an A Level standard. 

Students on this course will perform in two yearly shows, the Dance Showcase before Easter and the Dance Jam at the end of the academic year. They will also have the opportunity to work with professional dance companies like Spilt Milk and Motionhouse to support their choreographic development and study of repertoire. 

Course content

Students will study four units with a variety of internal and external assessment, allowing them to develop their ability in analysis, choreography and performance. 

Entry requirements

The course allows dancers to use a variety of styles, with a good knowledge of Contemporary Dance underpinning all units – all students will take part in technique classes so prior knowledge of Contemporary Dance is not essential.


The BTEC course has a modular structure where students are assessed regularly and are able to track their own progress clearly over two years of study.

Each unit is assessed when it is complete, meaning there are no big exams to study for at the end of year 11 – this takes a lot of pressure of students and allows them to achieve the best results possible. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 October 2017

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