Curriculum – KS4 Dance

Why Choose Dance?

GCSE Dance is the option for you if you:

  • Have enjoyed Dance at KS3.
  • Have a passion for dance, new ideas and innovation.
  • Want to improve your confidence, creativity, team working skills and fitness level .
  • Like performing and enjoy experience a range of dance styles and genres.
  • Like watching dances, giving your own opinion and responding to other’s works.
  • Love choreographing and communicating to an audience through this art form.
  • Enjoy working with others and trying out new ways of moving and creating movements, including contact work.
  • Want to participate in dance performances and go on theatre visits.

Course Content

Component 1: Performance and choreography


Solo performance of 2 Set Phrases
Trio performance


A solo or a group dance for 2 to 5 dancers

Component 2: Dance appreciation

Knowledge and understanding of choreographic processes and performing skills
Critical appreciation of own work
Critical appreciation of professional works

Exam Board – AQA
Final Grade – New GCSE Grades 1-9
Structure of Assessment
Component 1: 60% of the final GCSE gradeComponent 2: 40% of the final GCSE grade