A Level


  • Course type

    Level 3

  • Awarding Body


  • Duration

    2 years

Introduction to Dance

​​To touch, to move, to inspire - this is the true gift of Dance. Exploring the work of some of the foremost names in dance will lead to giving you an understanding of their techniques and how to apply them to your own creative work, developing your confidence as an inspiring choreographer, whilst also developing your skills as a performer.

Entry requirements

  • Subject grades: option a

    GCSE grade 6 in English Language or 6 in English Literature, and 6 in Dance if studied.

  • Subject grades: option b

    Applicants may complete a video audition, to find out more please click the button below.

  • Required Admissions Score

    The indicative Minimum Entry Admissions Score for ​Dance is 58.

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About the Course

A level Dance is active, physically demanding, intellectually stimulating and, most importantly, huge fun. The course is highly practical: you will develop your technique, expand your movement vocabulary and explore your skills through regular performance.

Through analysis of professional works by the world’s greatest choreographers, you will understand their techniques and apply them to your own creative work, developing confidence to become an inspired dancer and choreographer. You will also learn to write analytically, succinctly and insightfully about the processes of dance. Trips to live professional performances, workshops from visiting practitioners, and a range of exciting extra-curricular technique classes – alongside additional opportunities such as our in-house dance company all enrich this highly practical and creative course.

2023 Dance A level results


18% of our students achieved A* to A


45% of our students achieved A* to B 


100% of our students achieved A* to E

Course information

Dance is an exciting, practical course that develops skills in performance, choreography and technique. You will use the theory side of the course to further enhance your practical understanding of choreography and gain strong analytical skills. Dance will develop transferable skills in teamwork, organisation, and communication, whilst improving confidence and listening skills, making you a supportive and sympathetic individual.

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Hear from our students

I feel like I have improved so much in the last year and I have actually created work I am really proud of.

Lucy, Year 12 student

Quick facts


15 year 12 and 13 students take Dance

4 hrs 20 mins

4 hours and 20 minutes of weekly in-class learning time

5 hrs

Students are expected to undertake 5 hours of homework for each subject, every week.