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Examination Board: AQA
Candidates must be able to:
- Perform in front of an examiner in a duo/group
- Choreograph and perform a solo dance
- Show an interest in studying professional repertoire in a
- variety of dance genre.
Form of Assessment
Written exam, compositional exam, performance exam
Unit 1: Understanding Dance – 40%
Written Paper, 1 hour 30 minutes
Sections A and B: Both contain structured and essay style questions which will be set on the dancer as a performer, the process and craft of choreography and the significance of dances.
Unit 2: Choreography and Performance Practical Coursework – 60%
Section A: Solo choreography and performance lasting 3 minutes from a choice of 4
questions released by AQA- 40%
Section B: Performance in a duo/group in any genre lasting 4 minutes – 20%
Higher Education Opportunities
This exam is especially important for anyone wishing to apply for any area of Sports Studies or Performing Arts. Also it would be useful for a career in performing, teaching or the Arts.
At least a B grade in GCSE Dance or audition. Ballet would be helpful, although not essential. Candidates will receive training in technique and the health and safety of the dancer.
Contact: Ms Savage