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Year 11

Year 11

GCSE Dance

Title

Overview

Assessment

Autumn

Completion of Unit 4a (solo choreography)

 

 

 

·         This is the last opportunity for students to complete their solo choreography during lesson time.

·         Focus will be on developing the solo – aiming to develop targets set at the end of the summer term.

Mock examination in November which will inform predicted grade.

Final examination TBC – between March and May 2017

Introduction to Unit 3 (Performance in a Duo/Group)

 

·         Students will be allocated groups to learn and collaboratively develop their Unit 3 performance piece.

·         There is heavy focus on technical and artistic skills to enable students to achieve as highly as possible in their GCSE.

Mock examination in November which will inform predicted grade.

Final examination TBC – between March and May 2017

Set Works and written revision

 

·         Allocated lessons will be given to revise and recap the written aspects of the course, looking at the Set Works: Swansong and And Who Shall Go To The Ball.

·         Students will also develop their understanding of how to write about performance and choreographic practices.

Mock examination in November which will inform predicted grade.

Final examination – June 2017

Recap of the Set Dance (Unit 2)

 

 

 

·         Students are given opportunity to develop and further their practical performance of the Set Dance in preparation for the final exam in April.

·         Focus will be placed on individual targets of improvement for the solo performance.

Mock examination in November which will inform predicted grade.

Final examination April 2017

Spring/Summer

Unit 4b – group choreography

·         This challenging aspect of the course pushes students to choreograph a 3 minute piece based on a stimulus of their choice.

·         Students are expected to research their stimulus in depth, audition dancers and rehearse both in and out of lessons to create challenging and inspirational dance work.

Work in progress dates are set throughout the term by the class teacher to assess candidate progress.

Final practical examination TBC – between March and May 2017

Preparing for final performance of the Set Dance (Unit 2)

·         Students are given opportunity to develop and further their practical performance of the Set Dance in preparation for the final exam in April.

·         Focus will be placed on individual targets of improvement for the solo performance.

Final examination April 2017

Revision of all other units

·         Whilst students work on their Unit 4b, students will also be pushed to rehearse, develop and improve their other units, in preparation for their final examination.

Final written examination June 2017

Final practical examination of Units 4a, 4b and 3 TBC – between March and May 2017

GCSE Dance

Course specification

AQA             4230            GCSE Dance

Weighting and deadlines

GCSE Dance consists of four Units – three of which are practically based (80% of final grade) one of which is a written paper (20% of final grade)

Unit 1 – The Written Paper (20%)

Externally assessed after examination in June 2017

Mock written paper in November 2016, which informs predicted grade.

Unit 2 – The Set Dance (20%)

Externally assessed by video. Deadline for video footage is mid-May 2017. Therefore the final examination will take place during April 2017

Students will perform a mock Set Dance in November 2016, which will inform their predicted grade.

Unit 3 – Performance in a Duo/Group (20%)

Internally assessed by teacher and external AQA moderator during moderation which will be confirmed in the Spring Term. This date will be between April and May 2017.

Students will perform a mock Unit 3 piece in November 2016, which will inform their predicted grade.

Unit 4 (4a – Solo Choreography, 4b Group Choreography) (40%)

Internally assessed by teacher and external AQA moderator during moderation which will be confirmed in the Spring Term. This date will be between April and May 2017.

Students will perform their Unit 4a solo in November 2016, which will inform their predicted grade.

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

Completion of Unit 2 written work: Live Theatre Evaluation

·         This is the last opportunity for students to complete their Live Theatre Evaluation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time’. Departmental deadlines will be strictly adhered to for this piece of coursework.

Unit 2 Coursework deadline TBC in September.

Unit 1: The Holocaust

 

·         Using their bridging work from the summer holidays, students begin their Unit 1 practical exploration of The Holocaust.

·         The practical sessions are controlled assessments, which will be continuously assessed as students explore the devastation and impact of the Nazi Party and WW2. All students will be expected to attend all lessons in the Autumn Term.

·         Students will also be required to complete their final piece of written coursework – their 2000 word evaluation of the practical lessons.

Continuous examination in lessons throughout the Autumn Term.

Unit 1 Coursework deadline TBC in October.

Unit 3: Performing Play Texts

 

·         At the end of the Autumn Term, after Unit 1 and 2 completion, learners will begin exploring Unit 3.

·         Candidates will be separated into groups between 3-6, and given a play which they are to turn into their own exciting and original performance.

·         This enjoyable unit is worth 40% of their final grade, and all learners must be focussed, committed and dedicated if they want to succeed.

Mock practical examination in November.

Final examination TBC between March-April.

Spring/

Summer

Unit 3 Cont.

·         Students continue to create and rehearse their Unit 3 performances, ready for assessment.

Final examination TBC between March-April.

GCSE Drama

Practical coursework (worth 30%) will be completed at the beginning of Year 11 (2DR02); there is a further set of coursework (worth 30%) to be completed by the end of the Autumn term 2016; a final practical examination (worth 40%) is to take place between March-April 2017.

Course specification

Edexcel                  2DR01 & 5DR02      GCSE Drama

Useful websites

www.edexcel.org.uk                             www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize

Contact

(Acting) Curriculum leader for Drama:  Ms Brewer

mbrewer6.310@parkhighstanmore.org.uk