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Dance Subsidiary Diploma at Plumstead Manor School

Course description

We have taught the AQA A Level Dance course at PMS for over a decade, and several students have gone on to further their dance studies at degree and diploma level afterwards. Our results continue to grow in strength with 100% A-E grades at A2, and an average of 90% A-E grades at AS Level. AQA Moderators have described PMS 6th Form as a very strong centre for Dance, with the Chief Moderator selecting work by our candidates to be used as exemplar material of Band 1 (A/B grades) in training for new A level teachers.

Course content

Understanding the dancing body and dance environments. You will experience a range of styles from different cultures and eras. You will see professional performances on film and live in the theatre. You will use your creativity, plus your thinking and analytical skills. You will use your body, brain and imagination

Future opportunities

We are always keen for our former students and staff, to come into school to inspire our current students. We  aim to establish and nurture relationships between the school, individuals and organisations which make up the our Plumstead Manor School community to share wealth of knowledge, resources and networking opportunities.

Shelby Allen-Ankers was a Plumstead Manor School student from Year 7 to 13. Shelby gained a Distinction* for BTEC Dance, and took A Level Dance in Plumstead Manor 6th Form. With a C grade, and also qualifications in BTEC Events Management, the Extended Project and A Level Geography, Shelby has just started a B.A. (Hons) in Dance at the University of Bedford.

Grace Windsor was a Plumstead Manor School student from Year 7 to 13. Grace gained a Distinction* for BTEC Dance, and took A Level Dance in Plumstead Manor 6th Form. With a B grade, and also A Levels in English Literature and History, plus AS Drama, Grace has just started a B.A. (Hons) in Dance at the University of Kingston-upon-Thames.

Ann Kaewangchai was a Plumstead Manor School student from Year 7 to 13. After gaining a Distinction* for BTEC Dance, Ann took A Level Dance in Plumstead Manor 6th Form. Gaining a C grade, and with a Distinction for Level 3 BTEC Music, and A Level Photography, Ann is in her second year at Middlesex University, studying for a B.A. (Hons) in Dance Performance.

Rae Dawson was a Plumstead Manor School student from Year 7 to 13. After gaining a Distinction* for BTEC Dance, Rae took A Level Dance in Plumstead Manor 6th Form. Gaining a C grade, and with A Levels in Drama and English Literature, she is currently studying for a B.A. (Hons) in Dance in the Community at Manchester Metropolitan University. Rae recently returned to assist in the dance session at Plumstead Manor’s Year 6 into 7 Summer School.

Further information

Sixth Form Dress Code

All students are expected to wear business dress that would be appropriate in an office or business environment. This is a privilege extended to Sixth Formers and is a recognition as a transition to adulthood and as your status as Senior Members of the school.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 December 2015
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