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Thirsk School

& Sixth Form College


    In KS4 Dance we study the followin​g :

    • learning and developing different techniques for different styles of dance as well as being encouraged to be creative in our choreography 

    GCSE Dance students will complete 4 units:

    • group performance (20% internally assessed)
    • choreography (40% internally assessed)
    • practical exam (20% externally assessed)
    • theory exam (20% externally assessed)

    Assessment :

    • GCSE Dance will be assessed based on practical performance and a final exam
    • students regularly provide verbal feedback for each other
    • students will regularly access a range of technology to self and peer assess performances
    • students will be monitored on a regular basis to ensure they are on track to achieve their target grade at least

    Learning beyond the classroom :

    • taking opportunities to attend extra-curricular dance club on a regular basis, this is expected in KS4
    • home learning will be set regularly 
    • reading around dance techniques and topics
    • watching dance performances at every opportunity

    Teachers of KS4 dance :

    Mrs J McIntosh - Teacher of dance, teacher of PE