Departments

 

Literacy Dance Word Bank

 

Year 11 Revision
Click on the links below for revision help
Costume Revision
Set and Lighting Revision
Birdsong Creative Insights
Example Exam Questions for Birdsong
Writing the Essay!
Section Are Vision Past questions 1
Section Are Vision Past questions 2

 

 

 

Dance at Mark Rutherford

GCSE Dance

This is an increasingly popular subject that gives students the opportunity to keep fit and learn about an area that they enjoy. Students should choose this course if they have a keen interest in Performance and Choreography. The course primarily studies contemporary Dance and looks at a range of other Dance styles both practically and theoretically. You must be willing to work and perform in both in groups and solo situations. You will also be expected to analyse and appreciate existing dance works. Extra Curricular activities are essential to student’s development in this course as you will be expected to attend rehearsals outside of lesson times. We also provide a lot of support for further development in the course as we attend numerous theatre productions and at times have had outside practitioners in for workshops.

Component 1: Performance and Choreography
Performance

  • Set phrases through a solo performance
  • Duet/trio performance
  • 30% of the GCSE
  • 40 Marks (15 marks for the set phrases and 25 marks for the duet/trio)
  • Choreography

  • Solo or group choreography- solo (2-21/2 minutes) or a group dance for two to five dancers (3-31/2 minutes)
  • 30% of the GCSE
  • 40 Marks
  • Total component: 60%
    Component 2: Dance Appreciation
    Theory

  • Knowledge and understanding of choreographic processes and performing skills.
  • Critical appreciation of own work.
  • Critical appreciation of professional works.
  • 40% of the GCSE
    Written exam: 1 Hour 30 minutes
    80 Marks

    A Level Dance

    A Level Dance aims to develop a student’s understanding of Dance as an art form. The practical elements of the course give students the opportunity to develop their choreography and performance skills. The course also requires pupils to analyse and interpret professional dance works as well as their own work.
    The Advanced award is comprised of two compulsory units from the AS scheme of assessment and two compulsory units from the A2 scheme of assessment, these are:

    AS Dance

    AS Dance: Component 1
    Performance and Choreography

  • Choreography and performance of a solo.
  • Performance in a duet/trio.
  • Practical exam
  • 80 marks
  • 50% of the AS
  • AS Dance: Component 2
    Critical Engagement

  • Two areas of study.
  • The reflection on and understanding of own choreographic and performance practice
  • Written exam: 2hours
  • 80 marks
  • 50% of the AS
  • A Level Dance

    A level Dance: Component 1
    Performance and Choreography

  • Solo Performance linked to a specific practitioner within an area of study.
  • Performance in a quartet.
  • Group Choreography
  • Practical Exam.
  • 80 marks
  • 50% of the A Level
  • A Level Dance: Component 2
    Critical Engagement

  • Knowledge, Understanding and critical appreciation of a compulsory set work and its location within a corresponding area of study.
  • Knowledge, Understanding and critical appreciation of one optional set work and its location within a corresponding area of study.
  • Written exam: 2hours 30 minutes
  • 100 marks
  • 50% of the AS
  • Would I be suited to A Level Dance?
    This course would suit students who have a keen interest in dance as an art form. Students need to have the confidence and willingness to perform in a variety of situations as well as show imagination and creativity in their practical work. You will also be expected to attend performances and workshops to develop your own independent learning.

    Do I need to have a GCSE in Dance?
    Students considering this course should have achieved a GCSE in Dance, at Grade C or above or have a strong dance background. Students who do not have a GCSE in Dance should see Mrs Talbot to discuss the possibility of taking the course.

    How will A Level Dance benefit my future?
    AS and A Level Dance can open the door to a variety of careers including:
    Teaching or lecturing,
    A Choreographer,
    A community dance worker,
    A performer in a Dance Company,
    A Dance critic and review writer,
    Creating Dance resources for teachers,
    Costume, lighting and set designer
    Or even a backing dancer in a music video!


    If you require further information…
    …please contact Mrs L.Talbot through this email address;
    laura.talbot@mrus.co.uk

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    a
    Mark Rutherford School
    Wentworth Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire Mk41 8PX
    Telephone 01234 290200 : Fax 01234 290236 : Email: mark.rutherford@mrus.co.uk
    a