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Dance A2 at Charles Darwin School

Course description

The course is divided into two units at A2. it involves practical performance/choreography and a written exam in the summer. Unit 3 Appreciation: Content and Context. Written paper (60 marks). 25% of total A2 marks. Candidates answer questions in two sections: one on a chosen area of study within ballet, modern dance or jazz dance; and one other on the set work studies. Unit 4 Group Choreography and Solo Performance. Practical coursework (75 marks). 25% of total A2 marks. Section A: Group Choreography (45 marks). Candidates choreograph a group dance of two to three minutes duration in which they do not perform. Questions are set and pre-released by AQA from which the candidate selects one. Section B: Solo Performance (30 marks). Candidates present a solo performance of two to three minutes duration which demonstrates understanding of a performance style linked to a specific practitioner from the areas of study prescribed in Unit 3. The dance performed may be choreographed by the candidate, teacher or both. The practical examination is set by AQA and marked by a visiting examiner.

Entry requirements

ALPs target reached in AS dance

Future opportunities

This qualification will be a solid basis for further education in the Arts, for performing or teaching.To be prepared to challenge yourself to experience new dance styles that you may not have experienced before.

Further information

Look at the AQA website Make an appointment to see Mrs Rees at Charles Darwin School

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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