Edexcel BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Performing Arts (Dance)
Equivalent to one GCSE qualifications grade C and higher.
Throughout the course, your child will complete a number of assignments with instructions on how to get a pass, merit and distinction grade.
These assignments will focus on a variety of dance genre and will take them through different roles needed to work within the performing industry.
The units covered during the course are:
Unit 1: Individual Showcase: This unit covers what to include in a letter of application and how to prepare audition pieces or presentations that demonstrate your relevant skills and knowledge.
Unit 2: Preparation, Performance and Production: In this unit you will learn how to develop a performance piece as a member of a fictional performance company.
You will take on a specific performing or production role and will prepare for, and produce, a performance by carrying out tasks that are appropriate to your role.
Unit 4: Dance Skills: This unit is all about developing your versatility as a dancer.
As part of this development you will be encouraged to develop your physical skills to help you become a stronger and more flexible dancer.
This course has no formal exams however students will be required to perform one choreography to an external moderator.
GCSE Dance will:
- Enable students to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of dance as a choreographer, performer and critic.
- Apply and adapt a wide range of skills and techniques effectively in performing and choreographing dance.
- Teach students How to create dances for a range of purposes and in response to different stimuli.
- Develop the ability to analyse, evaluate and appreciate dance.
- Allow students to understand how dance can contribution to their personal and social health, fitness and wellbeing and be aware of the range of opportunities and pathways available in dance.
The units covered in GCSE Dance are:
Unit 1: Written Exam (20%): 1 hour exam containing, multiple choice, short and long exam questions focused on the theory of Dance.
Unit 2– Solo Performance (Set study) (20%): Students will learn and perform a set study produced by the exam board.
Unit 3: Group Choreography (20%): Students will be required to plan, produce and perform a group choreography in any genre they choose.
Unit 4a: Solo Choreography (Professional work) (15%): Students will plan, produce and perform a solo choreography based on one of the professional set work covered in the course.
Unit 4b: Solo Choreography (Own stimulus) (25%): Student will plan, produce and perform a solo choreography set around any stimulus they choose.
All work will be performed to and moderated by an external examiner that will visit the academy.