Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

Code Da
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Students will study the practical and theoretical aspects of contemporary dance performance, choreography and appreciation. The A Level Dance course extends students’ knowledge and understanding of dance as an art form through developing technique, creativity and analytical skills.


The course also provides exciting learning opportunities through which students will develop a broad range of skills such as strength, stamina, musicality, creativity, problem-solving and effective communication.

  • Component One: Performance and Choreography Practical Examination, 50% of the overall qualification.

Students will learn and perform a solo which is linked to a specific practitioner within the area of study. Students must be able to perform as a soloist for a minimum of two minutes and in a quartet in a live performance setting. Students will create an original piece of group choreography for three, four or five dancers, in response to an externally set task.

  • Component Two: Critical Engagement Written Examination, 50% of the overall qualification.

Students will develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of ‘Rooster’ by Christopher Bruce and ‘Sutra’ by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, as well as their corresponding areas of study, Rambert Dance Company and The Independent Contemporary Dance Scene in Britain.

Entry requirements

General entry requirements : Grade 4 in English Language and Maths together with 3 other GCSE grades at grade 4 or above is the minimum requirement to enter Hillview Sixth Form.


GCSE Dance Grade 5 or above and/or equivalent experience. An APS or 4.25 or above.

Your next steps...

A Level Dance at Hillview prepares students for professional dance training and university study. Dance enables the development of skills which are highly sought after by many different employers and could lead onto a variety of careers such as dancer/performer, choreographer, director, stage manager, dance critic, physiotherapist, movement therapist, dance teacher and many more.