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AS/A2 Dance at Bridgewater High School

Course description

What will I study?

At AS Level, this specification focuses on the development and performance of your own choreography and performance within a duo/trio. You will receive training on technique and the health and safety of the dancer. You begin to develop critical skills for the analysis of choreography and performance within your own work and in professional repertoire.

At A2, students develop skills and extend and apply knowledge gained at AS level. The focus of choreography is shifted towards group dance. Candidates develop knowledge and understanding of a specific area of study, this being Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, and study a professional set work. Performance skills will be developed in relation to a specific practitioner. Candidates continue to receive instruction on technique and the health and safety of the dancer.

Overall, the course is designed to teach you to think critically about Dance as an art form, develop your knowledge for the study of Dance in Higher Education and experience performance and choreography.

AS Year: Units 1 & 2

A2 Year Units 3 & 4

Course outline:

  • Unit 1: Understanding Dance
  • Unit 2: Choreography and Performance
  • Unit 3: Dance Appreciation: Content and Context
  • Unit 4: Group Choreography and Solo Performance

How will I be assessed?

Unit 1: 1 hour 30 minutes examination.

Unit 2: Two sections: A - structured questions (20 marks), B - two essay questions (40 marks)

Unit 3: Practical coursework - internally assessed.

Unit 4: 1 hour 30 minutes examination

Practical examination - externally assessed.



Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at A* - C including English and Dance.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 March 2015

Key information

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