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Maya Angelou: “Everything in the universe has rhythm. Everything dances.”

Meet the Dance Department



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Mrs C. Evans

Deputy Headteacher, Teacher of Dance

Mrs L. McGuinness

Teacher of Performing Arts



The KS3 Dance experience focuses on inspiring students to recognise that Dance can equip them with the skills to participate effectively in original work they can be proud of. With creativity is at its heart, the course aims to encourage students own individuality and group work through a variety of dance styles and stimuli. 

GCSE and BTEC Dance offer students the opportunity to explore Dance as a practical art form in which ideas and meaning are communicated to an audience through their own performance and choreography. Students will create, perform and respond to professional dance works informed by their theoretical knowledge of Dance and choreography. The subject content details the knowledge, understanding and skills that students are expected to develop throughout the course of study. 

The core aim of the curriculum is to develop independent, creative thinkers who can work collaboratively.

Scheme of Learning/Courses/Curriculum Map

Exam Board Specification - Pearson BTEC

Feedback Policy

The primary purpose of feedback is to move students on with their learning. Students receive feedback on their learning in a number of different ways, both formally and informally.

Formative assessment takes place every lesson in many forms including:

  • Low stakes quizzing
  • Live marking in lessons
  • Questioning
  • Peer and self-assessment (green pen)
  • Examination style questions

Students are provided with detailed written feedback on longer pieces of written work and key pieces. Next steps marking is implemented, alongside other techniques to promote learning and progress. Students are expected to respond to their feedback and make improvements to their work by acting upon it immediately using purple pen.