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GCSE Dance is a comprehensive study of Dance in its physical, artistic, aesthetic and cultural context.

It thrives in helping students acquire subject knowledge, fitness, healthy lifestyles, team work and


The course strengthens the development of technical and expressive skills as well as knowledge and

understanding of dance through performance, choreography and critical appreciation of dance.

GCSE Dance is taught during students timetabled core PE lessons. As such, students selecting Dance

will be studying 10 GCSE’s.


£6 for GCSE Dance t-shirt


Trips (to dance performances and workshops) will be arranged throughout the course


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Further Education:

A Level dance, BTEC level 3 in dance (performing arts)


BA (Hons) in Dance, Dance Theatre, Physical Theatre, Choreography


Performer, Actor, Choreographer, Teacher, Theatre Critic, Community Youth Worker


Theatre Director, Theatre Stage Manager


Component 1

Component 2

Performance and Choreography (60%)

Solo performance. Dance set by the

exam board that students replicate. Shift

and Breathe (15%)

Performance in a group/duo (15%)

Choreography from a set stimulus

provided by the exam board.

(Choreographed and performed as a solo

or group) (30%)

Dance Appreciation - Written exam


Knowledge and understanding of

choreographic processes and performing

skills. (37.5%)

Critical appreciation of own work.


A critical study of eight professional

works. (40%) Each work is between 10 &

30 minutes in duration. Works will cover a

range of styles and style fusions


• Ballet

• Urban

• Contemporary

• Inclusive dance

• Dance for camera/film

• Dance from other cultures