Dance (4230)

This is our current GCSE specification.
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GCSE Dance (8236)

GCSE Dance (4230) helps students develop technical and expressive skills as well as knowledge and understanding of dance through performance, choreography and critical appreciation of dance. 

This four unit specification enables students to:

  • increase their confidence and self-esteem
  • employ the skills of problem solving and creativity
  • make knowledgeable decisions about dances.

It allows students to actively and physically demonstrate their abilities through the controlled assessment which is worth 60% of the qualification and the practical exam, worth 20%.

This course provides a solid foundation for a career in dance or performing arts and/or further studies in dance or performing arts, including A-level Dance.

Related specifications

There is a choice of specifications for this subject. Please check with your teacher or exams officer if you are not sure which to select.


Amended due to Changes to GCSEs.

Codes and references

Qualification type GCSE
Specification title Dance
Specification code 4230
Certification code 4232
QAN codes 50044035

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