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A Level: Dance at Rawlins Academy

Course description

This is split into two components: Component 1: Performance and choreography What's assessed • Solo performance linked to a specific practitioner within an area of study • Performance in a quartet • Group choreography How it's assessed Non-examination assessment (NEA) marked by an external assessor from AQA and visits will normally take place between March and May. Component 2: Critical engagement What's assessed • 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. Questions Two sections: • Section A: short answer questions (25 marks) and one essay question (25 marks) on the compulsory set work/area of study. • Section B: two essay questions on the second set work/area of study (25 marks for each essay).

Entry requirements

Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements.  You will need to have achieved at least Grade C in GCSE Dance. If you have not studied Dance at GCSE you will be required to attend an audition in April of Year Eleven.


Practical exam • 80 marks • 50% of A-level Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes • 100 marks • 50% of A-level

Future opportunities

Students who have studied Dance go on to a variety of careers linked to it, including:• Dance teacher• Choreographer• Dancer/performer• Primary school teacher• Community Arts worker• Dance company Administrator

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 October 2016
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