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KS3- Core P.E Dance.   

BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Performing Arts: Dance  
EXAMINING BODY EDEXCEL (equivalent to 2 GCSEs)  


Dance in year 7,8 and 9 is a six week module within P.E, each student will have the opportunity to be creative, technical and appreciative of professional Dance works such as, Carman and the Nutcracker by Matthew Bourne. As well as looking at contemporary dance students will also have the opportunity to learn ad develop their skills in a range of styles such as Jazz, Hip-Hop as well as contact work that reflect the free-running elements. Students are taught in single sex or mixed P.E groups and have the opportunity to perform in multiple school shows and attend a lunchtime club.  

Course Description 

Dance at Carter is an exciting way to broaden your knowledge about the professional Dance world and build up a key skills base that can be transferred to any subject. Dance is a practical course with theoretical elements which enables you to gain a widely accepted qualification in Performing Arts. It is a one year course where successful students will gain the equivalent of 2 GCSE passes. It is taught over 1 option block and each student will complete at least 3 units covering all aspects of Performing Arts. There is a variety of different Dance styles covered thought the year including, Contemporary, Street and Jazz.    

Final Examination

 The students will be continually assessed on a regular basis throughout the year and each lessons will result in a very short reflective piece of writing or filming. The students are required to study three units. Performing Arts is by its very nature a practical subject and you will be expected to rehearse and perform right from the start, producing three 'showcases' each year as part of assessment.   


Assessment takes place through assignment briefs which will require you to generate various forms of evidence. These forms of evidence include:  

Rehearsal/production notes 
Video or audio recordings 
Research Projects 
Portfolios / Scrapbooks
Individual and group Performances (assessed externally) 
Showcases (assessed internally)
Your final BTEC qualification will be a Distinction, Merit or Pass.         


You may wish to study Performing Arts or Drama, Dance and Theatre Studies in more depth at A Level. The skills you learn on this course are transferable to any industry and might include such fields as retail, travel and tourism, theatre management, event organisation, sales and marketing or any career that involves meeting people face to face.  For further information please contact Miss Headley.     

If you would like to discuss the work that we do or further information about the Dance curriculum then please contact Miss L Hogg at hoggl@carter.poole.sch.uk


PE KS3 Curriculum.pdf 517KB KS3 Curriculum Overview
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