Summary of changes
For Specifications for first teaching from September 2016.
Changes to AS and A-level Dance
New (7236, 7237)
DANC1 – Written exam: understanding dance
DANC2 – Choreography and performance
DANC3 – Written exam: dance appreciation
DANC4 – Group choreography and solo performance.
AS component 1: Performance and choreography (current DANC2)
AS component 2: Critical engagement (current DANC1)
A-level component 1: Performance and choreography (current DANC4)
A-level component 2: Critical engagement (current DANC3).
Visiting moderation process at AS and visiting examination at A-level for practical units.
Visiting examination at AS and A-level for all practical components.
AS and A-level written papers currently both 1 hour 30 minutes.
New structure and content of written paper with a mix of question styles (short answer and essay questions) focusing on:
|Areas of Study (AoS)||Areas of Study (AoS)|
|Performance and Choreography||Performance and Choreography|
45%:55% - current weightings of practical to written paper.
50%:50% new weightings of practical to written paper to meet Ofqual regulations.