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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

Dance Year 11

Dance Year 11Year 11 focuses on creating choreography and performances that will be performed for the final examination. During this time preparation is also included for the theory examination.

September – December:

Task 1

Unit 3 Performance Piece:

Prescribed work ‘Swansong’ by Christopher Bruce

Task 2

Unit 3 Performance Piece:

Based on ‘Faultline’

Task 3

Unit 4

Mini choreography workshops in preparation for selecting theme for final composition

January – April:

  • Assessment TASK 1 – Choreography
  • Assessment TASK 2 – Solo composition
  • Assessment TASK 3 – Performance Piece

April onwards:

Preparation for the theory examination

BTEC Performance Dance

Students will have continuous assessment of their work which may be presented in a wide range of formats.

They will be assessed in three separate but linking areas

  • Drama
  • Dance
  • The Performing Arts Industry

Students will develop subject specific skills in each area, exploring different theatrical and historical periods and a range of issues. Resources will be appropriate to the topic being explored and may change from group to group as lessons are personalized.

In Dance, students will complete two units of drama:

Unit 13: Performing Dance

Unit14: The Development of Dance

All KS4 students are expected to make a commitment to rehearse outside of lesson times. They are also required to participate in theatre visits during the courses

C14 – The Development of Dance

In this unit learners explore the development of dance from ballet to contemporary.

Through a series of workshops; develop an in depth understanding of the skills required for performance, the components of dance and the choreographic process.

All work will be accompanied by assessed documentary evidence.

C13 – Performing Dance

In this unit learners will explore a range of styles that will help their development as a performer becoming stronger, more flexible and more physically aware.

It will involve a range of practical dance workshops and performances.

They will also develop the ability to review and evaluate their own and others work in rehearsal and performance.

Three short performances will be assessed across two different styles.

All work will be accompanied by assessed documentary evidence.