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Learning at West Coventry Academy



Qualification: GCSE          Exam Board: AQA

Is Dance for you?

Do you enjoy performing in front of different audiences?

Are you fit and active – no injuries to your back or knees?

Are you looking for a course where you will work with others for a lot of the time?

Do you want to do a course which involves a lot of practical work?

Are you prepared to put in extra rehearsal time?

What Will You Do?

Learn about many different professional dance works

Discover how various dance styles influence contemporary dance.

Various set studies

Learn how to choreograph on your own and in a group

Find out about how the body works, and how to dance safely

Assessment Details:

Component 1 - Performance and Choreography 60%

Solo and duet/trio performances

Solo or group choreography

Component 2 – Dance Appreciation 40%

A written examination with questions based on the students’ own practice in performance and choreography, and the GCSE Dance anthology.

Possible Career Options:

  • Professional Performer/Dancer
  • Production roles in the performing arts
  • Dance Teacher
  • Choreographer
  • Community Arts / Arts Administration
  • Teacher
  • Arts/Dance therapist

Further Education:

  • BTEC National Certificate or Diploma in Performing Arts
  • Dance A Level
  • BTEC HNC Dance
  • Specialist Dance School