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Course Type


Exam Board


Assessment Type

Coursework and Controlled Assessment

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths. A specific talent in Dance might be considered in place of some GCSE qualifications.

Course Overview

The course it taught as a range of both practical and theoretical units. Students will investigate the work of choreographers and develop critical analysis skills and contextual understanding of how practitioners communicate themes in their work. 

Students will also develop skills and techniques for live dance performances, exploring technical performance skills in a range of dance styles including contemporary, urban and jazz. Students will develop their ability to work creatively and collaboratively to create group performances.

Students on this course will be given the opportunity to take part in numerous performance projects enabling them to create and perform in solos, duets, trios and group pieces for different audiences.

Assessment is largely through practical work but students will also produce written work, reviews, log books, evaluations and presentations.  

Students on this course will be able to develop technique and performance skills as well as extend their creativity with an in-depth study of choreography.

Where will it lead?

On completion of this course it is possible for the students to progress onto Higher Education, to study HND, Degree and Foundation Degree subjects. We have had a number of students who have continued with their dance training at prestigious performing arts colleges such as Italia Conti, Masters School of Performing Arts and LIPA.

Glossopdale School & Sixth Form

Glossopdale School, Newshaw Ln, Hadfield, Glossop SK13 2DA