GCSE Dance

Written Examination 40%
Dance Practical 60%

GCSE Dance focuses on the technique, performance skills and artistic qualities of dance through performance, choreography and critical appreciation. During the course students will study 4 professional works which will enable them to experience different cultural influences and styles of dance. The course is 60% practical with a 40% written examination. It requires a committed, self-motivated student ready for a challenge.

Performance
30% of GCSE
• Set phrases and duet/trio performance
• Set phrases through a solo performance (approximately one minute in duration)
• Duet/trio performance (three and half minutes in duration)

Choreography
30% of GCSE
• Solo or group choreography– a solo (two/two and a half minutes) or a group dance for two to five dancers (three/three and half minutes)

Written Examination
40% of GCSE: 1 ½ hour paper
• Critical appreciation of Dance
• Knowledge and understanding of choreographic processes and performing skills
• Critical appreciation of own work
• Critical appreciation of professional work

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