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Dance - BTEC Option

Head of Department: - Mrs S Davis 
Examining Board: Pearson

What Will I Study?

Students will learn about different dance styles through practical classes and theoretical study. Assessments and tasks will focus on current practices within the professional world of dance involving performances, case studies of professional dancers and companies.  

Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts: students will develop their understanding of the performing arts by examining practitioners’ work and the processes used to create performance.

This will result in a portfolio based on a dance practitioner and their performance work and also workshops/classes in their style of dance.

Component 2: Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts: students will develop their performing arts skills and techniques through the reproduction of professional dance repertoire through recorded rehearsals and performance and will be accompanied by a written evaluation.

Component 3: Performing to a Brief: students will be given the opportunity to work as part of a group to choreograph a workshop performance in response to a given brief and stimulus provided by Pearson. The performance will be approximately 7-15 minutes in length.

Students must be prepared to perform in front of an audience and undertake a group performance, which will be recorded. They will also complete theoretical work in the form of essays to support their practical choreography.

What Skills Will I Develop?

Team work
Creative thinking

How Will I Be Assessed?

Component 1 and 2 are internal assessments which will be marked by the teacher and then moderated by the exam board. They are worth 30% each of the total qualification.

Component 3 is an external assessment which will be marked by the exam board and evidence will include a video recording of choreography in groups and written logs. This component is worth 40% of the total qualification.

Dance experience is not required for the course but would be advantageous.

For more information please see Physical Education Learning Journey and Dance Curriculum Overview.