A Level Dance

A Level

In Marple

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    A Level

  • Location

    Marple

  • Duration

    2 Years

Description

The syllabus allows the candidate the opportunity and experience of performance and choreography as well as engaging in critical thinking about dance. The content allows candidates to study a subject which can be extended through higher education and promotes a healthy lifestyle through an awareness of the importance of exercise and training.

Important information

Government funding available

Facilities

Location

Starts

Marple (Cheshire)
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Hibbert Lane

Starts

On request

To take into account

It is advisable to have studied GCSE Performing Arts: Dance, ballet, tap, modern etc externally from school, or have an ability in gymnastics, cheerleading or similar. Enthusiasm for the subject is essential.

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Subjects

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Course programme


Dance (AS and A Level) Marple only

DANCE

AS and A Level (AQA)

Campus: Marple

(28.07.09)

Course overview

The syllabus allows the candidate the opportunity and experience of performance and choreography as well as engaging in critical thinking about dance. The content allows candidates to study a subject which can be extended through higher education and promotes a healthy lifestyle through an awareness of the importance of exercise and training.

AS Level (year one)

Unit One: Understanding Dance

1 hour written examination, 40% of total AS marks (20% of A Level).

The paper comprises two sections. Questions are set on the dancer as a performer, the process and craft of choreography and the significance of dances.

Unit Two: Choreography and Performance

Centre-assessed practical coursework, 60% of total AS marks (30% of A Level).

Section A:Solo Choreography and Performance

Candidates choreograph and perform a solo dance of two to three minutes duration.

Section B:Performance in a Duo/Trio

Candidates demonstrate performance skills within the context of a duo/trio dance of three to four minutes duration.

A Level (year two)

Unit Three: Dance Appreciation: Content and Context

1 hour written examination, 25% of total A Level marks.

The paper comprises two sections. Candidates answer one question from Section A (area of study) and one from Section B (set work).

Unit Four: Group Choreography and Solo Performance

Externally assessed practical examination, 25% of the total A Level marks.

Section A:Group Choreography

Candidates choreograph a group dance, of two to three minutes duration, in which they do not perform.

Section B:Solo Performance

Candidates present a solo performance, of two to three minutes duration, which is linked to a specific

Practitioner.

How you will learn

You will learn through practical classes in ballet and contemporary dance. You will study a variety of works to enhance your performance. You will be expected to be involved in performances, which will include rehearsing in your own time.

How you will be assessed

Assessments will be made throughout the course, culminating in one written examination and one practical examination per year.

Special entry requirements

It is advisable to have studied GCSE Performing Arts: Dance, ballet, tap, modern etc externally from school, or have an ability in gymnastics, cheerleading or similar. Enthusiasm for the subject is essential.

What the students say

This course allowed me to develop my choreographic skills which was different from the technical skills I learn at dancing. (Louise Hey, Year 2)

Other useful information

Theatre trips cost involved.

Opportunities to perform.

Dance kit must be worn.

A Level Dance

Price on request