This course will encourage pupils to:

1. Develop their understanding and appreciation of a range of dance styles.

2. Develop aesthetic and artistic sensitivity to dance works.

3. Develop the knowledge, skills and understanding, needed to perform, choreograph and appreciate dance, including an awareness of its artistic context.

4. Develop life-skills and attributes, including decision making, critical and creative thinking, aesthetic sensitivity and the ability to cooperate with others.

Core content



Dance appreciation

Set phrases

Quizlet Flash Cards


Students must complete both assessment components.

Component 1: Performance and choreography

Performance 30% of GCSE 40 marks

Choreography 30% of GCSE 40 marks

Total component 60%

Non-exam assessment (NEA) marked by the centre and moderated by AQA.

Component 2: Dance appreciation

40% of GCSE Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes 80 marks