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Level 3

Dance A-level

COURSE OVERVIEW

The course is a highly enjoyable, creative exploration of a variety of genres of dance.

It develops students’; skills, knowledge and understanding of a range of dance styles, and practitioners.

Through the development of technical, expressive and choreographic skills students are able to develop their skills as both performers and choreographers. It also develops students’; resilience and confidence. Students will be able to learn and develop within the high spec dance studio, as well as having numerous opportunities to watch live productions and participate in workshops with professional companies and choreographers.

Topics studied include:

Component 1: Performance and choreography. Practical exam. 50% of A Level.

Solo performance linked to specific practitioner within an area of study.

Performance in a quartet (in any style, relevant to the defined genres set by the exam board).

Group choreography (responding to a question set by the exam board.)

Component 2: Critical engagement. Written exam of 2.5 hours. 50% of A Level.

Set area of study: Rambert Dance Company and the corresponding set work ‘Rooster’; by Christopher Bruce.

Additional area of study: The Independent Contemporary Dance Scene and the corresponding set work ‘Sutra’; by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui.

A wide range of teaching and learning styles is used during the course. Formal lessons are

combined with discussion, group work, task- based learning and research activities. It is expected that you will work independently outside of lesson time, rehearsing and completing a range of tasks in an Independent Study Pack.

1:1 support is available to all students

FURTHER INFORMATION

You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 4 in English Language and Maths.

A willingness to develop an independent approach to taking direction and developing both practical and academic skills is highly beneficial. If you love dance and performing and are able to commit your time, energy and creativity to your work, you will have a wonderful time on this course.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.

HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS

Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2

Apply

Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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