Key Stage 5

A-level Dance is a dynamic qualification which encourages students to develop their creative and intellectual capacity, alongside transferable skills such as team working, communication and problem solving. All of these are sought after skills by higher education and employers and will help them stand out in the workplace whatever their choice of career.

This specification reflects both historical and current dance practices, making it more relevant, and inspires a lifelong passion and appreciation for dance. During the two year course students will build upon skills developed during GCSE Dance in performance, choreography and dance appreciation.

The course is made of the two components below:

Component 1: Performance and Choreography

Students take part in two performance pieces that will be assessed on the external exam day.

Students will have to research and create a group choreography based upon a selected question /stimuli set by the exam board. (40 marks)

How it's assessed

This component is marked by an external assessor from AQA during a visit to school. Visits will normally take place between March and May.

Component 2: Critical Engagement

The written exam will focus on the students;

The written exam has two parts:

How it's assessed

This component is externally assessed. Students will sit a written exam that is 2 hours 30 minutes

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