Awarding Body / Specification No:  AQA 7237

What will you be learning?

You will learn how to perform and interpret dance ideas through a variety of contemporary dance technique classes and workshops.

You will learn the devices and techniques to be able to choreograph a group dance from a variety of stimuli.  You will learn and develop performance skills within the context of a solo and quartet.

You will be taught how to engage in the critical analysis of dance and will have the opportunity to apply that knowledge to a variety of professional works.


How is the course examined or assessed?

This qualification is linear. You will sit all your exams and submit all your non-exam assessments at the end of the course.

Component One: Performance & Choreography (50% of A Level)

  • Solo performance linked to a specified practitioner
  • Performance in a quartet
  • Group Choreography
  • Practical Exam (Assessed by an external examiner)


Component Two: Critical Engagement (50% of A Level)


  • Knowledge, understanding and critical appreciation of two set works.
  • Written Exam: 2 hours 30 minutes.


What happens when you have finished?

You will be able to further your study in Dance at University by doing a combined BA (Hons) in Dance and another subject of your choice such as Maths, Music or English.

You will be able to specialise in Dance or opt for a Musical Theatre Course at a Stage School.  Scholarships are awarded at a variety of centres.

You will be able to follow an administration career at a theatre or for professional dance companies.


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