The Higher Dance course consists of two units:
- Technical Skills - Study two dance styles through theory and practical
- Choreography - Create a group dance for three or more dancers and analyse and evaluate the choreographic process.
Assessment at Higher consists of three components:
Performance: Assesses two solos performances in contrasting styles and the candidate’s ability to apply and combine the technical skills and performance skills. The performance has 70 marks (40% of the overall course award)
Practical Activity: Assesses the candidate’s creation and presentation of choreography for a group of 3 or more dancers, and the application of problem solving, critical thinking, interpretation and reflective practice. There are two sections: Choreography and Choreographic Review. The practical activity has 70 marks (30% of the overall course award).
Question Paper: 2 hour exam which assesses Dance Appreciation in Context and the Evaluation of a Professional Choreography. The question paper has 40 marks (30% of the overall course award).