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Course Description:


This course consists of three Practical Assessed Pieces which are completed as part of your coursework. The theory consists of a final written examination.   


Course Content: 

Component 1: Performance and Choreography 

Component 2: Critical Engagement (Theory)


Assessment Format

Component 1: 50% of the course

  • Performance : Solo and Quartet based on a Professional Practitioner 
  • Choreography:  Students create their own choreographic piece based on a choice of stimulus set by the exam board.
  • Externally Assessed by a visiting examiner in the second year of the course

Component 2: 50% of the course

  • One compulsary area of study - Rambert Dance Company and 'Rooster' by Christopher Bruce
  • One optional set work and one optional area of study
  • Final written examination 2 hours and 30 minutes at the end of the second year


Board : AQA

Course Entry Requirements:

GCSE grade 5 in English Language

GCSE grade 5 in Dance if taken

Previous practical dance experience in ballet or contemporary a necessity


Teacher to contact: Mr S Birkett