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Dance A Level at Fairfax School

Course description

A-level Dance is a dynamic course which encourages all leaners to develop their creative and intellectual capacity. The course encourages learners to reflect both historical and current dance practices, allowing them to become more enthusiastic and appreciative of dance throughout the ages. Learners will develop their knowledge and understanding of dance through their performance, choreography and critical analysis during the duration of the course.

A level Dance will prepare learners for the further study of Dance as well as other related subject areas such as drama, English, sociology and politics. Learners will also develop the transferable skills that are in demand by further education, Higher Education and employers in all sectors of industry.up avenues in job sectors such as Media, Arts Entertainment, Therapy, Psychology, Education to name a few. The department at Fairfax have a real strength in giving students structured individual feedback, resulting in you making rapid progress.

Course content


Component 1: Performance and choreography – Choreographic Process and a Performance in quartet.

Component 2: Critical engagement – Compulsory Set Work (Rooster -Christopher Bruce 1991) and Area of study (Rambert Dance Company (formerly Ballet Rambert) 1966–2002)


Component 1: Performance and choreography - Solo performance, Group choreography.

Component 2: Critical engagement –Optional Set Work (Singin’ in the Rain - Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, 1952) and Area of Study (American jazz dance 1940–1975)

Entry requirements

The step up to the sixth form from Key Stage 4 provides an exciting challenge. It requires a successful academic record and a genuine interest and motivation in learning. We are proud of our reputation for being an inclusive sixth form with outstanding results. We work very hard with our prospective students to ensure they are enrolled in courses that are entirely appropriate to their abilities and interests.

Applicants will need to have at least a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics and an additional 3 GCSE grades A*-C

- There are also subject specific requirements which can be found in the Sixth Form prospectus. 
- Internal applicants who meet the minimum academic entrance requirements will be offered a place automatically (subject to individual subject requirements and availability of courses). 
- All successful applicants will be required to sign a sixth form code of conduct in recognition of the Academy’s expectations of sixth form students in terms of their behaviour, punctuality and attendance.

Fairfax students unlikely to meet these requirements should seek advice from their Head of Year, the school careers adviser or the Director of Sixth Form about possible options available to them.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 August 2017
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