|Qualification name||GCE A Level in Dance|
|Awarding organisation||AQA Education|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||1st September 2023|
|Cost description||There are no charges to study this course. However there may be some costs for trips.|
At least 6 GCSEs at grades 9-4 , including GCSE English Language, and Grade 4 in GCSE Dance or Performing Arts. However practical experience will be considered. A group audition/workshop may be required. Confidence with written communication is an essential skill. Previous experience in areas such as ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, street, Latin, ballroom or modern dance will be an advantage. (Level 2 vocational qualifications at Merit or Distinction will be treated as equivalent to one GCSE)
A Level Dance provides an exciting, rigorous and challenging course which enables students to develop both a practical and theoretical understanding of choreography and performance in relation to the world of professional dance. Technical training, creative choreographic classes and a variety of public performance opportunities are combined with an analysis of significant periods of dance history and dance works to develop an appreciation of the art of dance. The emphasis of this A level course is shared equally between practical, creative choreographic and performance work AND a theoretical analysis of key areas of dance history.
2 Lessons a week with additional requirement of individual study time of 3 hours a week
Component One: Performance and Choreography; Practical Exams 50%; Component Two: Critical Engagement; Written exams 50%
Freelance, Arts Administration, Education, Health & Fitness; These are just a small selection of the careers you could go on to pursue should you study A Level Dance. Many of these careers require a university degree and therefore we would recommend looking into the specific requirements for each university course by heading to their respective websites.