Examination Board: Edexcel
The aim of this course is to capitalise on groups of dance enthusiasts and practically motivated students within the school. It follows on from the Key Stage 4 dance courses and students following it may either have a keen interest in dance or be thinking of moving to employment in the performing arts industry.
It is intended that this course will use each student’s skills and enthusiasm in dance to develop and increase awareness in performing within the school and the wider local community.
The BTEC Extended Certificate is a two year, 4 unit qualification equivalent to one ‘A’ level. The course is taught in units which are continually assessed throughout the two years. Two units, as identified below, are externally assessed (58%). Within the 4 units covered, 3 are compulsory and one is optional, chosen from a suggested list
1 – Investigating Practitioners’ Work (Externally assessed)
2 – Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance
3 – Group Performance Workshop (Externally assessed)
Choice of Optional Units
Classical Ballet Technique
Jazz Dance Technique
Street Dance Technique
Contemporary Dance Technique