Ms S Galletly – firstname.lastname@example.org
“Dance is vital, an activity both exhilarating and liberating to watch or do. The instinct to dance is fundamentally joyous and no matter how hard you try you can’t get away from that for long. It can also be a huge force for good, effectively drawing people together and levelling everyone through sheer hard work. It can speed up your heart rate, it can enliven your being, it can change your life”.
Richard Alston CBE, Dance UK
Watch our students warm up to take part in Rock Challenge alongside other West Sussex secondary schools. Oriel was the only Crawley school that participated in 2014. In 2015 it will be our 10th consecutive year of participation is this live national dance competition.
GCSE Dance is taught as a single option of five periods per fortnight.
Unit 1: Critical Appreciation of Dance (42301)
Written Paper – 1 hour 50 marks – 20%
Unit 2: Set Dance (42302)
Practical Examination Solo Performance – 1–1½ minutes 30 marks – 20%
Unit 3: Performance in a duo/group dance (42303)
3–3½ minutes Controlled Assessment 30 marks – 20%
Unit 4: Choreography (42304/A and 42304/B)
- Task A: Solo Composition 1–1½ minutes 20 marks – 15%
- Task B: Choreography – duo/group (duo/group– 2½–3 minutes) 40 marks – 25%
Unit total: 60 marks – 40%
Professional Dance Piece
The following professional dance pieces will be studied over the duration of the course.
Christopher Bruce – Swansong
Matthew Bourne – Nutcracker
Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker – Rosas Danst Rosas