Through technique and choreography classes, you will learn about both historical and current dance practices ensuring that you will be inspired by the dance world around you! You will study a range of dance styles before deciding which styles to use for your final assessment.
The subject is equally weighted between practical and theoretical work with examination including choreographing and performing as well as a written exam which focuses on dance analysis, history and dance training. The study of dance enables you to develop socially whilst promoting creativity, fitness and well-being. The programme will also encourage you to develop other transferable skills such as team-working, communication and problem solving, all of which are sought-after skills by higher education and employers in any field.
The three main aspects of dance are:
ACTIVITY SHEET – Click to download activities designed to give you a deeper understanding of the subject.
You will need five GCSEs in the 9 to 5 range including English. A second interview may be required and previous experience is recommended.
You will be assessed through performance and written examinations, with regular internal assessment taking place as the course unfolds. In the second year of the programme, you will have a practical exam and a written exam.
Students have gone onto study dance at a range of universities or private dance schools such as Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Performers, Bird College, Laban Centre, Rambert, Chichester University, Roehampton University and Bath Spa. Graduates have also taken other routes into teaching, physiotherapy and fitness instructing.
All students must have a dance uniform of black tights and leotard. A compulsory trip fee is collected when you enrol and there are additional costs if you take part in residential trips. These can be purchased/paid for via the College online store when you enrol.
A Levels (Dance, English Literature & Psychology)
Thursday 10 June 2021