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Type of course:  GCSE
How is the course assessed?
Performance 30% of GCSE- 40 marks (15 marks for set phrases and 25 marks for duet/trio performance)
Choreography 30% of GCSE - 40 marks
Total component 60%
Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes – 80 marks
40% of GCSE
What topics/ units will you study?
Dance appreciation
Who would this course suit? What skills do you need?
Students who can work in a contemporary dance style, who can choreograph and perform solo. You need to be able to focus in both practical and theory and attend extra rehearsals after school.
What trips/ activities will you be involved in?
Rambert Trip to The Lowry
MC&MA Contemporary Dance Group
Opportunity to visit New York
What college courses/job opportunities would this help you follow in the future?
A-Level Dance, A Level theatre/performance studies, Level 3 Dance, Private dance school- Rambert, Hammond etc.
Professional dancer, choreographer, teacher, freelance dance artist, dance critic, dance journalist, movement therapist
How will this course help you to get a job?
As well as learning Dance skills the GCSE also offers the opportunity to build your confidence, show your commitment by attending rehearsals and practising, becoming a team worker and having a creative approach to situations.
Who can you speak to for more information or if you have any questions?
Mrs Brandariz-Jones – Dance Studio
What do students who are currently studying this subject think
"GCSE Dance is hard work but rewarding.  We study lots of different styles of dance but specialise in contemporary.  So far, I have performed in two shows, created two duets and I am now creating a solo."
Year 11 student