Dance

GCSE Dance

Reasons for studying Dance

The study of dance is an art form and you will be encouraged to develop your previous experience and knowledge from KS3.  As performers you will develop confidence and self-esteem, self and body awareness as well as sensitivity to others and team working skills.  Effective performance requires physical effort and the determination to succeed and improve.  As choreographers, you will employ the skills of problem solving and creativity.  You will need good communication skills when directing others.  You will study a range of professional dances and acquire the ability to analyse and make informed decisions about the effectiveness of each one.

How you will learn

You will work as a performer and choreographer throughout the course developing a range of practical dance skills.  You will learn to evaluate and assess the effectiveness of your own work/skills and those of others including professionals.

What you will be studying and how you will be assessed

Unit 1: Critical Appreciation of Dance

  • 1 hour written paper
  • 50 Marks
  • 20% of overall grade

Unit 2: Set Dance

  • Practical examination
  • Solo performance (1 – 1½ mins)
  • 30 marks
  • 20% of overall grade

Unit 3: Performance in Duo/Group Dance

  • Practical examination
  • Duo OR group performance (3 – 3½ mins)
  • 30 marks
  • 20% of overall grade

Unit 4: Choreography

  • Task 1: Solo composition  (1 – 1½ mins)
  • 20 Marks – 15% of overall grade
  • Task 2: Choreography of solo/duo/group
  • 40 marks – 25% of overall grade
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It’s less than a week until our Careers and Degree Apprenticeship Fair! Gryphon students will have the opportunity to meet the employers during the day, but there is also an evening session (4.30-7.00pm) when you are welcome to come back with your parents, and it is also open to the public, so any young people in the area who want to find out more about career options are welcome!

Download the Event Programme now for a full list of which employers are coming, and it also includes some handy tips for how to get the most out of your discussions with companies:https://www.gryphon.dorset.sch.uk/events/sixth-form-careers-degree-apprenticeship-fair/#.WmCIdxicab9

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*Careers & Degree Apprenticeships Fair – Wednesdsay*
As well as some of the region’s top employers, we also have a number of other organisations attending on Wednesday. The Samee Project is a unique and inspirational social enterprise that aims to promote self-employment and freelance working as viable career options to young people in school education.

Chris Wilkinson will be on the stand to talk to students and parents – he was awarded an MBE for his services to the Police. He is also an Animal behaviourist and dog trainer and a Patron of the SAMEE Charity.

Find out more: https://samee.co.uk/news/

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Don’t forget today is our Careers & Degree Apprenticeship Fair, from 4.30-7.00pm. It is open to all students/young people/parents from Dorset and Somerset, so come along and meet over 45 employers and universities to discuss career options!

Sixth Form Open Evening

for September 2018 entry

Weds 8th November 2017, 5.30-7.30pm

Headteacher's address at 5.30 / 6.15 / 7.00pm