2017-2019 GCSE Options Booklet 4 Option Pathway
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Overview 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 creativity. 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.
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Trips Trips (to dance performances and workshops) will be arranged throughout the course . Ticket prices £7-£15 Pathways Further Education: A Level dance, BTEC level 3 in dance (performing arts) University: BA (Hons) in Dance, Dance Theatre, Physical Theatre, Choreography Careers: Performer, Choreographer, Teacher, Theatre Critic, Community Youth Worker
Introduction to the course. Dance skills and technique development. Physical skills Performance Skills Contemporary dance development Ballet technique Dance appreciation
Component 1: Performance and Choreography (60%) Solo performance Performance in a group/duo Choreography from a set stimulus provided by the exam board. (Choreographed and performed as a solo or group) Component 2: Dance Appreciation (40%) Written exam A critical study of eight professional works Each work is between 10 & 30 minutes in duration
Studying the choreographic process Original and effective ways to choreograph Choreographic devices Stimuli ideas Motif development Students will start to learn the set works from Component 2 within the first year of study. This will be taught through practical and theory lessons.
Works will cover a range of styles and style fusions including:
• ballet • urban
• contemporary • inclusive dance • dance for camera/film • dance from other cultures
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