Subject Information


Key Stage 4 provision

All students have the opportunity to study BTEC L1/L2 First Award in Performing Arts (Dance). As part of their studies students will have the opportunity to attend live performances and participate in Dance Workshops which will enhance their studies. In addition, all Dance students will be required to perform in at least two live performances giving them the opportunity to showcase their classwork. Students study a range of dance units including Jazz, Contemporary, Choreography and Performance.

We also provide some students the opportunity to study GCSE Dance. Those studying GCSE Dance will be required to learn a technical study, a performance piece and choreograph two solo dances which they will perform as part of their final exam. GCSE Dance students will also sit a written examination at the end of Year 11 which will challenge their understanding of professional dance works as well as their own.

Key Stage 5 provision

Students have the opportunity to study BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance). The BTEC qualification is designed to give students the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment. On successful completion of their BTEC level 3 qualification, students can progress to or within employment and/or continue their study in the same, or related vocational area.

calmThe Level 3 BTEC Course is run over two years and involves the following subjects:

Performing to an Audience

Dance Performance

Jazz Dance

Developing Contemporary Dance Technique

Choreographic Principles

Dance Appreciation

In addition to this we offer AS/A level dance to those students who want to work at a more technical level.



Enrichment Activities

The Dance department offers a variety of enrichment activities such as Street Dance Club which welcomes students from all year groups, and a Performance Club/Group which attracts more experienced dancers and specialises in all dance styles. Our KS4 and KS5 students have regular access to the Dance Studio during lunchtimes where they can rehearse and prepare for performances/examinations.