DanceQueen Elizabeth Sixth Form College
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- Vocational qualification
Frequent Asked Questions
Students should have at least a GCSE grade C in English. Students should also meet the general college entry requirements for advanced level study. Please see the QE college prospectus for the entry requirements. Significant previous experience of dance is required.
What you'll learn on the course
GCE Advanced Level AS/A2
AS Module 1 - Understanding Dance
In this unit you will study dance based anatomy and physiology, safe studio practice, treatment of injuries and analysis of professional dance works. This is a theoretical unit with a written examination.
AS Module 2 - Choreography and Performance
This is a practical unit which requires you to choreograph and perform a solo dance from a given stimuli and perform in a group dance which has been choreographed by the teacher or a visiting artist.
A2 Module 3 - Dance Appreciation: Content and Context
This is a theoretical unit which will involve an in-depth study of a specified period of dance history chosen from American Musical, Ballet or Modern Dance, and detailed analysis of Revelations a dance work by Alvin Ailey. There is a written examination at the end of this unit.
A2 Module 4 - Group Choreography and Solo Performance
This practical unit requires you to perform a solo dance of between 2 and 3 minutes long which is influenced by the work of a professional dance artist that you have studied during the course. You also choreograph a group dance from a given stimuli in which you do not dance yourself.
How it is Taught
The course contains a mixture of written and practical examinations and practical coursework. The course will be practically based with one theory lesson per week. As an A Level Dance Student you can expect to take regular Contemporary Dance technique class, participate in choreographic workshops and improvisation classes, perform your work solo and as part of a group and receive regular classroom based tuition of dance theory.
AS Module 1 : 40% of total AS marks : 1 hour 30 mins written exam
AS Module 2 : 60% of total AS marks : Practical Coursework
A2 Module 3 : 50% of total A2 marks : 1 hour 30 mins written exam
A2 Module 4 : 50% of total A2 marks : Practical Examination
Useful/Common Subject Combinations
Dance can be taken in combination with any other subjects. Complimentary subjects include
- PE, Sport & PE, Drama & Theatre Studies, Performance Studies, Media and other English based subjects.
- Psychology/Sociology and Health & Social Care for Dance Therapy.
- Travel & Tourism for cruise ships.
Soon after the 1997 election The Government introduced Dance & Drama Awards in recognition of the fact that the UK is at the forefront of Drama & Dance training.
Dance Degrees have increased significantly in the last 10 years and the emphasis on creativity, personal effectiveness and preparation skills are useful in any career.