18th May 2015
AQA has submitted their new draft GCSE, AS and A-level Dance specifications to Ofqual Thursday 14 May 2015.
The new specifications have been reformed to reflect the changing demands of education in the UK. The updates have won the backing from key figures in the dance world and aims to inspire the next generation of performers, choreographers, supporters and audiences of this powerful art form in our culture.
Students will learn to create and perform in styles that interest them, but will study a wide range of styles including ballet, urban, contemporary and dance from other cultures. They provide the springboard for future creativity in dance and ensure students develop a lifelong interest in the art form.
In addition, the new specifications are dynamic, encouraging students to develop their creative and intellectual capacities, alongside transferable skills such as team working, communication, perseverance and problem solving. These are sought after skills by higher education and employers and will help them stand out in the workplace whatever their choice of career.
Find out more on the AQA website: aqa.org.uk/dance