Dance BTEC post 16





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Subject leader

Mrs S Crisp

Biology A Level

About the subject

Year 12 and 13 Overview

(new Spec)

Exam board used for A Level or BTEC

Robert Clack Dance department aims to offer a wide range of activities and opportunities to students, both during curriculum time and through extra-curricular activities. The main aims of the department are;

• To promote and nurture creativity and give students a platform in which to share their ideas and talents.

• To promote physical and mental wellbeing.

• To encourage students to continue to participate in Dance outside of school and in their post-school life.

• To provide equal opportunities for all students to access Dance in school.

• To provide opportunities for those students who have exceptional talent, or interest in Dance, so that they are able to reach their full potential.


Dance at KS5

We currently offer the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Performing Arts/Dance at year 12 and 13. Students may take this as one of their options when they choose these in year 11. The course studied is equivalent to 1 A level grade A*-E and runs for 6 lessons a week. Much the same as the KS4 course, many different Dance styles are studied and there is a focus on vocational and practical learning with a particular emphasis on performing. Students create much of their own choreography during the course and have the chance to perform in shows and at other events. Both Jazz and Contemporary technique are studied in depth to give students a good technical grounding should they wish to go onto further training in Dance such as a university degree course.  Over the course of the two years pupils will study 6 units outlined below.


• Applying contemporary dance technique

• Performing to an audience

• Dance performance

• Applying physical theatre

• Jazz dance

• Choreographing dance

BTEC - Edexcel

Link to the specification from the exam board

A Level Art and Design

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(A) Lower Site

Green Lane Lower Site




Tel: 02082704222

Fax: 020 8270 4220

(B) Upper Site

Gosfield Road Upper Site




Tel: 020 8270 4200

Fax: 020 8270 4210