In Year 7 and 8 Dance is taught within the PE curriculum. Pupils in Year 7 cover a unit on basic skills and techniques and the blue brothers. Pupils in Year 8 cover a unit on intermediate skills and techniques and street dance.
|TERM 1||TERM 2||TERM 3|
|YEAR 9||Contemporary Technique||Understanding of Critical Appreciation||Improvisation & Choreographic Skills||Set Phrases Introduction||Solo performance of Set Phrases||Duet/Trio performance of Set Phrases|
|YEAR 11||Unit 3: P.P. - Choreography||Unit 4b: Solo Choreography - Improvisation||Unit 4b: Solo Assessments||Revision Units 2, 3, and 4 Exam||Exam Revision Unit 1||Exams Completed|
What qualification will I get?
How will I be assessed?
Year 11 (old specification)
20% written examination
Unit 1- The written paper is one hour exam based on general dance knowledge and based on two professional dance works.
Unit 2 Set Dance 20%.
Unit 3 Performance Piece 20%.
Unit 4 Choreography 40% - motif (15%) and big solo (25%).
Year 9 (new specification)
Solo performance of set phrases – 15 marks
Duet/Trio Performance – 25 marks
Choreographed solo – 40 marks
40% written examination
The written paper is an hour and a half and is worth 80 marks. The exam is split into 3 sections.
Hypothetical dance scenario
Own practice during the course
Own choreography or own performance piece
Study of works in Dance anthology
What can this course lead to?
Possibility for higher level study including BTEC Dance or AS and A Level Dance as well as to provide a stepping stone into careers such as choreographer, dance artist, dance specialist, dance therapist, dance teacher, dance critic/journalist, dancer/performer, company director.