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DanceAdvanced Level at William Brookes School

Course description

We now teach Dance at William Brookes School which offers
students a practical option in the Sixth Form. There is a focus on
all the constituent features of dance including physical setting,
aural setting, costume, movement vocabulary and choreographic
devices. In addition, there is a strong focus on the dancer in
action including physiology and anatomy and studio practice.
If you would like to follow this course you do not need to have
GCSE Dance, but it would be beneficial. Interest and enjoyment
in performing is essential as is the enthusiasm to watch and
analyse professional dance works. A level of literacy that is
indicated by grade C or above in GCSE English for the written
exam and the coursework essay is critical.
This subject would usefully compliment Music, PE, Theatre Studies,
AS Examination

Unit 1:
Written Examination 40% of total AS marks
Externally assessed 20% of total A level marks
Unit 2:
Choreography & Performance 60% of total AS marks
Centre assessed 30% of total A level marks
Two Sections:
Section A: Solo Choreography and Performance
Section B: Performance in a duo/trio
A2 Examination
Unit 3: Written Examination 25% of total A level marks
Externally assessed
Unit 4: Group Choreography & Solo Performance
25% of total A level marks
Two Sections:
Section A: Group Choreography
Section B: Solo Performance

Entry requirements

Students considering A Level Dance do not have to have GCSE Dance, but it would be beneficial.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact William Brookes School directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years