Dance at Wigston College offers students the opportunity to explore their creativity, develop their performance skills and learn to appreciate Contemporary Dance.
The GCSE Dance Course consists of three components:
- Set study (20%) – the student is required to perform a solo dance of approximately 1-1 ½ minutes set by the teacher.
- Group Performance (20%) – students are assessed on performance skills in a duo/group dance related to a set professional work.
Students are required to compose two dances. A solo composition task (15%) based on one of the professional works. Each student also choreographs a solo or group dance in response to a stimulus (25%).
Critical Appreciation of Dance/Written Paper (20%)
Students are required to answer questions on two professional works chosen by the tutor.
HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED
The course consists of 80% practical work assessing student’s choreography skills and performance skills and 20% for the written paper based on two professional works selected by the teacher.
HOW WILL IT HELP ME AT POST 16?
Students gain a sound knowledge and understanding of Contemporary Dance whilst gaining confidence and improving technical skills that can be developed further at AS and A2 level at Wigston College.