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Park High School

Park High School

Year 10

GCSE Dance

Title

Overview

Assessment

Autumn

Skills for Performance and learning of the Set Phrases

 

 

·         Students will recap and develop their understanding of performance skills, applying them both to their practical and written work.

Mock practical assessment of Set Phrases: end of Autumn Term

Theory: Safe working practices

·         Students explore different areas of safe practices, such as warm up/cool down, hydration, healthy eating, performance safety and injury prevention/treatment.

Mock written paper: end of Autumn Term

Set Work 2: ‘Emancipation of Expressionism’

·         Students explore, both practically and theoretically, the second Set Work: ‘Emancipation of Expressionism’. Heavily focussed on urban dance styles, students will also gain the opportunity to work with an outside practitioner to develop their understanding and skills.

Mock written paper: end of Autumn Term

Spring

Set Work 3: ‘Shadows’

 

 

·         Students explore, both practically and theoretically, the third Set Work: ‘Shadows’.

·         Using this work, students develop their choreographic skills and use the piece to inspire a dance which will be performed in February’s ‘Dance and Drama Showcase 2017’.

Practical assessment: Showcase Performance

Finalising understanding of Set Work 3, plus revision of Set Works 1 and 2.

·         In the second half term, students spend their theory lessons revising all of the Set Works, in preparation for a written paper at the end of April.

Mock written paper: end of Spring Term.

Recapping of Set Phrases

·         Students will develop their performance of the Set Phrases.

Mock practical examination: End of Spring Term

Summer

Set Work 4: ‘Within Her Eyes’

·         Students explore the fourth work from the GCSE Dance Anthology ‘Within Her Eyes.

·         Students continue to develop their choreographic and performance skills as they investigate this exciting work, whilst developing their knowledge of site-specific work and dance for camera.

Mock written exam: Summer 2017 (before work experience.

GCSE Dance

Course specification

AQA                 8236               GCSE Dance

Weighting and deadlines

GCSE Dance consists of two components:

Students will be assessed throughout Year 10 at the end of each term in both a practical and written capacity.

Student practical coursework is assessed internally between March-May 2018 and then externally moderated by AQA.

The final written examination will be taken in June 2018

The Set Works Anthology

Students are expected to study, in their entirety, 6 professional works:

These works will be studied throughout Years 9, 10 and 11. Students must ensure that they are revising these works throughout the course.

Artificial Things choreographed by Lucy Bennett

A Lina Curva choreographed by Itzik Galili

Infra choreographed by Wayne McGregor

Shadows choreographed by Christopher Bruce

Within Her Eyes choreographed by James Cousins

Emancipation of Expressionism choreographed by Kenrick H20 Sandy

Useful website

www.aqa.org.uk

Contact

(Acting) Curriculum leader for Dance:  Ms Peacock epeacock4.310@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

GCSE Drama

Title

Overview

Assessment

Autumn

Working together/reintroduction to dramatic techniques and practitioners.

·         After the summer break, students are re-introduced to working together as a group and explore different devising methods which link with key practitioners.

Unit 1: Devising

Devising

·         Students are introduced to different stimuli and work in groups to devise their own piece of exciting theatre, which links to a practitioner.

·         Learners participate in the creation, development and performance of a piece of devised theatre, whilst also writing up their experience in their portfolio of supporting evidence, which all candidates must produce.

Unit 1: Devising

Exploration of GCSE Set Text ‘DNA’ by Dennis Kelly.

 

Evaluation of Live Theatre

·         Learners continue their exploration of Dennis Kelly’s ‘DNA’ in preparation for Unit 3: Interpreting Theatre.

·         Students will also gain the opportunity to view the performance live in November 2016, and develop their understanding of writing about live theatre.

Mock written paper: end of Autumn Term

Spring

Mock Unit 2: Performing from a Text

 

·         Students are given extracts from different texts and work together to create performances for the Dance and Drama Showcase 2017.

·         Students gain opportunity to develop their understanding and appreciation of being a performer, focussing on voice, movement, characterisation, audience awareness and audience communication.

Practical assessment: Showcase Performance

Summer

Preparation for Unit 1: Devising

 

 

·         Learners will begin preparing for their first examination of Year 11 – their devised piece.

·         Students will engage with a variety of different stimuli, recapping key practitioners and developing their skills from the Autumn Term.

Mock written exam: Summer 2017 (before work experience).

Live Theatre Evaluation

·         Students will view their second piece of Live Theatre (TBC) and continue to develop their skills of writing and evaluating theatre.

Mock written exam: Summer 2017 (before work experience).

GCSE Drama

Course specification

WJEC Eduqas             601/8420/6              GCSE Drama

Weighting and deadlines

GCSE Drama consists of three components:


Students will be assessed throughout Year 10 at the end of each term in both a practical an written capacity.

Component 1 – to be internally assessed during the Autumn Term 2017

Component 2 – to be externally assessed at the end of the Spring Term 2018

Component 3 – to be assessed in the written examination June2018

Useful website

www.eduqas.co.uk

Contact

(Acting) Curriculum leader for Drama:  Ms Brewer

mbrewer6.310@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

 

Address Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL

Headteacher Mr Emlyn Lumley

Phone 0208 952 2803

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