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Dance at Hillview School for Girls

Course description

Students will study the practical and theoretical aspects of contemporary dance performance, choreography and appreciation. The A Level Dance course extends students’ knowledge and understanding of dance as an art form through developing technique, creativity and analytical skills.

Course content

The course also provides exciting learning opportunities through which students will develop a broad range of skills such as strength, stamina, musicality, creativity, problem-solving and effective communication.

  • Component One: Performance and Choreography Practical Examination, 50% of the overall qualification.

Students will learn and perform a solo which is linked to a specific practitioner within the area of study. Students must be able to perform as a soloist for a minimum of two minutes and in a quartet in a live performance setting. Students will create an original piece of group choreography for three, four or five dancers, in response to an externally set task.


  • Component Two: Critical Engagement Written Examination, 50% of the overall qualification.


Students will develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of ‘Rooster’ by Christopher Bruce and ‘Sutra’ by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, as well as their corresponding areas of study, Rambert Dance Company and The Independent Contemporary Dance Scene in Britain.



Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements to study Level 3 qualifications at Hillview Sixth Form are Grade 4 or above in both English (Language or Literature) and Maths and in 3 other GCSE subject plus an average GCSE point score of 4.25 or above.

Students will need to have achieved the subject-specific entry requirements, which for dance is a Grade 5 or above in GCSE Dance and /or equivalent experience.


Future opportunities

A Level Dance at Hillview prepares students for professional dance training and university study. Dance enables the development of skills which are highly sought after by many different employers and could lead onto a variety of careers such as dancer/performer, choreographer, director, stage manager, dance critic, physiotherapist, movement therapist, dance teacher and many more.

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Art, Biology, Drama, English, History, Music & Sports

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Last updated date: 17 September 2018
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