GCSE Dance

  • Teaching from: September 2016
  • Exams from: June 2018
  • Specification code: 8236
  • QAN code: 601/8549/1

We’ve worked with dance teachers and subject experts to create a specification that gives you the freedom to create lessons that will inspire and motivate all your students.

We’ve set relevant and exciting stimuli for all choreography and broadened our range of professional works. The study of the anthology of professional works will develop students’ ability to critically appraise dances of different styles and cultural influences, providing a springboard for engaging practical tasks.

Our written assessment is clear, well-structured and easy for students to understand.

Specification

Specification at a glance

Specimen papers and mark schemes

Teaching resources

Plan

10

Prepare for your teaching year. Information, support and services to help you deliver the specification.

All planning resources

Teach

16

Teaching resources that you can use to plan your lessons and support your students’ learning.

All teaching resources

Assess

8

Prepare your students for assessment. Specimen and past papers, mark schemes, example answers.

All assessment resources

Key dates

  • 7 May 2018 Coursework deadline for GCSE Dance NEA (8236/C)
    Schools and colleges may set their own internal deadlines
  • 19 June 2018 Exam for GCSE Dance (new) (8236/W)
    Series: June 2018
    Start time: pm
    Duration: 1h 30m

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GCSE Dance is a fresh and vibrant specification which includes popular performance and choreography, alongside a new collection of shorter, more diverse and accessible professional works. To engage and inspire your students, we’ve taken a creative new approach to the written paper.

Liz Dale,
GCSE Principal Examiner and Moderator

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Talk to us

Aimee Harris

Aimee Harris and the customer support team.
8am–5.30pm Monday to Friday
Tel: 01483 437750
Email: aqadance@aqa.org.uk

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