GCSE Dance

AQA GCSE (9 - 1) Dance (8236)

Exam Board Website

Past Papers

Websites to support revision


Stop Gap Dance Company

Artificial Things, Lucy Bennett

Rambert Dance Company

A Linha Curva, Itzik Galili

The Royal Ballet Company

Infra, Wayne McGregor

Phoenix Dance Theatre

Shadows, Christopher Bruce

James Cousins Dance Company

Within Her Eyes, James Cousins

Blue Boy Entertainment

Emancipation of Expressionism, Kenrick H2O Sandy


Component 1:  (30%)


Set phrases through a solo performance (approximately one minute in duration). 

Duet/trio performance (minutes in a dance which is a maximum of five minutes in duration). 

Component 2:  (30%)


Solo or group choreography – a solo (two to two and a half minutes) or a group dance for two to five dancers (three to three and a half minutes).

Component 3: 1 hour 30 minutes (40%)

Written Exam Paper

Knowledge and understanding of choreographic processes and performing skills. 

Critical appreciation of own work. 

Critical appreciation of professional works

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