At Windsor Academy Trust we aim to ensure that students can perform, choreograph and critically appreciate the work of professional dance practitioners and their own work.
Exam Board: AQA
The study of dance as an art form develops students aesthetically and creatively. Dance also supports learning across a range of subjects. As performers, students develop confidence and self-esteem as well as self and body awareness, sensitivity to others and team working skills. Effective performance requires physical effort and the determination to succeed and improve.
Performance 30% (40 marks - 15 marks for set phrases and 25 marks for duet/trio performance).
Choreography 30% of GCSE (40 marks)
• Solo or group choreography – a solo (two to two and a half minutes) or a group dance for two to five dancers (three to three and a half minutes)
Dance Appreciation 40% of GCSE
80 marks questions based on students’ own practice in performance and choreography and the GCSE Dance anthology
How is it assessed?
Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
You will develop the following skills:
Where can it take me?
BTEC National Diploma in Dance at Windsor Sixth Form (three courses available to study including Extended Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diploma) or A Level Dance at Windsor Sixth Form.
Please contact: Miss L Harris (Curriculum Leader of Dance)