The AS Dance Specification requires students to develop, demonstrate and articulate practical and theoretical knowledge, understanding and experience of:
Technical and performance skills
The process and art of choreography
The interrelationship between the creation, presentation and viewing / appreciation of dance works
The development of dance works and significance of these works
Subject specific terminology and its use
Knowledge, understanding and skills will be developed and demonstrated within performance, choreography and critical engagement with own work and the study of two specific areas of study. The study of professional works within the areas of study promotes the integration of theory and practice and underpins students’ own approaches to both performance and choreography.
Areas of study provide students with the opportunity to investigate the key changes and development of dance linked to a genre and allow students to demonstrate contextual understanding through written communication and performance.
Component 1: Performance and choreography (Practical exam, 80 marks, 50% of AS level)
Component 2: Critical engagement (Written exam: 2 hours, 80 marks, 50% of AS level)
Component 1: Performance and choreography (Practical exam, 80 marks, 50% of A level)
Component 2: Critical engagement (Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes, 100 marks, 50% of A level)