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Dance AS & A Level at Queen Elizabeth's School

Course description

AS and A Level Dance are dynamic qualifications which encourage students to develop their creative, physical, emotional and intellectual capacity.

This course reflects both current and historical dance practices, making it relevant, and likely to inspire a lifelong passion and appreciation for dance.

Students with experience of several dance styles can perform and choreograph in a style of their choice, providing it meets the assessment criteria. Those with less experience will have many opportunities to broaden their technical range and become more proficient in numerous dance styles.

The course is exciting and diverse in its content ranging from solo and group choreographic tasks to performances as an individual and a group dancer and studying key topics from dance history and current developments in dance.

Entry requirements

A grade B in GCSE Dance and English Language. At least 2 years dance experience. An interview and audition may be necessary if the required criteria have not been met.


AS Only

  • Component 1: Performance and choreography
    50% weighting
    Practical exam - External Examiner. Choreography and performance of a solo Performance in a duet/trio
  • Component 2: Critical engagement
    50% weighting
    Written Examination

A Level Full Course

  • Component 1: Critical engagement
    50% weighting
    Practical Exam - External Examiner: Performance Solo and Quartet Group Choreography
  • Component 2: Critical engagement
    50% weighting
    Written Examination

Future opportunities

This course prepares students for the demands of both higher education and the workplace. The acquired skills would particularly be of benefit to courses and training in the dance industry including dance performance, dance teaching, dance journalism, choreography and dance fitness.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's School directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016
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