GCSE Dance helps students to develop technical and expressive skills as well as knowledge and understanding of dance through performance, choreography and critical appreciation.
The course combines practical and written skills with a focus on choreography and performance, as well as analysis and criticism of dance.
The course takes place over three hours every Saturday morning (during term time) and over two academic years. In the second year, an intensive rehearsal period is run during February half term, ahead of the practical moderations.
Practical and written exams will be held between April and June in the second year.
UNIT 1: Performance and Choreography - Practical Exam 60%
- Perform set phrases through a solo performance (30%)
- Solo or group choreography (30%)
UNIT 2: Dance appreciation - Written exam 1.5 hours 40%
- Based on students own practice in performance and choreography and the GCSE Dance Anthology
GCSE DANCE APPLICATION
To apply to join our GCSE Dance course, you should be age 13+ and be in Year 9 or above by the start of the course.
Some dance experience is required.
If you would like to apply, you must complete and return the application form which is available to download from the link below or alternatively please contact the College Reception to request an application pack!
All application forms will be reviewed by the Principal and you will be contacted if further information is required. Otherwise, you will receive a written confirmation of your place in due course.
* REDUCTION IN YOUR COURSE FEES *
We are delighted to be able to offer a number of Bursaries to prospective GCSE Dance Students.
It's reassuring to know that there is financial help available to help students further their
If you would like to apply for a Bursary, please ensure you complete and return the Bursary Application form along with your
Course Application Forms.
For more information about funding,
please see our Information Booklet.
GCSE DANCE RESULTS 2020
Congratulations to all our GCSE Students 2018-2020 for achieving such outstanding results!!
100% PASS RATE - ALL GRADE 6 AND ABOVE
Poppy Smallman - Grade 9
Imogen Jolly - Grade 9
Jaimee Coombes - Grade 9
Lilia Tate - Grade 8
Molly McMenamin - Grade 8
Amber Felton - Grade 7
Grace Pitchers - Grade 7
Hollie Whittle - Grade 7
Ilena Kiflom - Grade 6