DanceSt Francis Xavier Sixth Form College
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- Vocational qualification
Frequent Asked Questions
Grade C in GCSE English Language. A GCSE in Dance and Performing Arts is preferred, though not required. Applicants may be required to audition.
What you'll learn on the course
Exam Board: AQA
Additional Information: Students must be able to demonstrate a real interest in contemporary dance.
At AS Level students will receive training on technique and the health and safety of a dancer. They will begin to develop critical skills for the analysis of choreography and performance within their own work and in professional repertoire.
Unit 1: Understanding Dance
- the dancer as a performer
- the process and craft of choreography
- the significance of dance
This unit is assessed in a written examination.
Unit 2: Choreography and Performance
- the process of solo choreography
- physical and interpretive skills in relation to the performance of solo choreography
- performance skills within a duo/trio performance context
This unit is assessed through practical coursework consisting of two performances.
In the second year of the course students continue to receive instruction on technique and will make an analytical study of one set work and its cultural and artistic context. Students will study dance appreciation, performance and group choreography, assessed in a practical and written examination.
Throughout AS and A2 students have the opportunity to enjoy a diverse programme of professional performances, visits and workshops.