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Why study Dance at A-level?

A-level Dance is a dynamic qualification which encourages students to develop their creative and intellectual capacity. The AQA specification reflects both historical and current Dance practices, ensuring its relevance to all pupils. Study of this A-level will inspire a lifelong passion and appreciation for Dance.

The course is suitable for anyone wanting to pursue the Arts or Dance in Higher Education, as well as for those who are creative, ambitious and critical thinkers.

What will I study? How will I be assessed?

A-level: Unit 1: Performance and Choreography – Practical exam (50%)

  • Solo performance linked to a specified area of study
  • Performance in a quartet
  • Group choreography

A-level: Unit 2: Critical Engagement – Written Exam 2.5 hours (50%)

  • Section A: Short answer questions and one essay question on the compulsory set work/area of study
  • Section B: Two essay questions on the second set work/area of study

What skills will I gain? Where can Dance lead?

Transferable skills such as teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills are developed throughout the course. All of these are sought after skills by employers and will help students stand out in the workplace whatever their choice of career.

A creative outlook is a prerequisite for many careers and there are diverse opportunities within the field of dance such as:

Choreographer Dance Performer
Community Dance Practitioner Dance/Arts/Culture Officer
Costume/Set Designer Dance Company Education Specialist
Dance Film Maker Dance Movement Therapist
Dance Journalist Dance Lecturer
Academic Researcher Dance Photographer
Dance Project Coordinator Dance Teacher
Dance Producer Dance Science
Lighting Designer/Technical Production Pilates Instructor
Yoga Instructor Youth Worker