Dance (BTEC ) Level 3    

                          

Examination Board:  Edexcel

Extended Certificate (equivalent to 1 A Level)

Diploma (equivalent to 2 A Levels)

 

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.

There are two BTEC Performing Arts courses on offer: a single award, equivalent to one A Level and a double award which is worth 2 A Levels. Both courses run over two years.

 

Single Award

 

The BTEC Extended Certificate is a 4 unit course which is 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.

 

Compulsory Units

  

1 – Investigating Practitioners’ Work (Externally assessed)

2 – Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance

3 – Group Performance Workshop (Externally assessed)

 

Choice of Optional Units 

 

8 - Classical Ballet Technique

10 - Jazz Dance Technique

11 - Street Dance Technique

12 - Contemporary Dance Technique

 

 

Double Award

 

The BTEC Extended Certificate is an 8 unit course which is continually assessed throughout the two years. Three units, as identified below, are externally assessed (46%). Within the 8 units covered, 6 are compulsory and two are optional, chosen from a suggested list.

 

Compulsory Units

 

1 – Investigating Practitioners’ Work (Externally assessed)

2 – Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance

3 – Group Performance Workshop (Externally assessed)

4 – Performing Arts in the Community

5 – Individual Performance Commission

6 – Final Live Performance to an Audience

 

Choice of Optional Units

 

8 - Classical Ballet Technique

10 - Jazz Dance Technique

11 - Street Dance Technique

12 - Contemporary Dance Technique

13 - Heathy Dancer

14 - Choreography for Live Performance