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GCSE Dance is a wonderful opportunity to increase your understanding of the world of Dance, through the study of diverse professional works and opportunities to develop your skills as a choreographer and dancer. The course requires dedication, commitment and a desire to work creatively with your peers.
Within the GCSE Course pages you will find plenty of learning resources, links for independent study, information on additional revision sessions, videos of the Set Phrases and key assessment dates in the Year Plan section.
Students spend one lesson per week developing their performance skills and contemporary dance technique. One lesson per week is also spent exploring approaches to choreography with a particular focus on the themes and choreographic approach used by the choreographers of the 6 professional dance works studied for the Dance Anthology. Dance Analysis is studied once a fortnight, where the students gain a detailed understanding of set professional works and dance practice in preparation for the written paper (Component 2).
These will run from December through to the end of the academic year on Thursday evenings from 3.45 – 4.30pm in Studio 9
See Useful websites on the following link: http://fallibroome.academy/course/gcse-dance/
Link to Student resources on Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0ByaAdgxHAAvYcUpDUHFYbDFaNEU?usp=sharing
The GCSE Dance Anthology provides the focus for learning how to critically appreciate professional set works. The anthology contains the following professional set works:
Students must study all six works in their entirety and be prepared to describe, analyse, interpret, evaluate and reflect on the works in response to short answer and extended writing questions.
Component 1: Performance and choreography
Internally marked and externally moderated
Total component 60%
Component 2: Dance appreciation
How it’s assessed
Based on students’ own practice in performance and choreography and the GCSE Dance anthology.
Link to specimen paper: http://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/dance/AQA-82361-SQP.PDF
Written homework will be set once a week, with practical homework tasks given in the run up to formative assessments at the end of every half term.
Monday 20th November 2017 – Assessment of Set Phrases and Performance in a Duo/Trio
Wednesday 28th March 2018 – Assessment of Group Choreographies
Tuesday 19th June 2018 – Written Examination for Component 2
As part of the mock examination for Dance in January 2018, students will undertake a 1 ½ hour written paper which will follow the same format as the final examination paper in June.
Director of Teaching and Learning: Dance