RSL Dance

What is a level 2 qualification?

The RSL Technical Award for Creative and Performing Arts is a level 2 qualification, so carries the same weight as the GCSE. The course is fully approved by Ofqual in recognition of its content and level of assessment. This means that this qualification is equivalent to the GCSE and will be recognised as such by sixth form centres, colleges, apprenticeships and future employers.

Why should I consider this course?

RSL Technical Award for Creative and Performing Arts in Dance is a really exciting course that will develop students as both performers and choreographers. The course has been designed by industry specialists to be reflective of the way in which professional dancers and choreographers work. It provides opportunity for our students to produce work that they are passionate about, whilst learning about a range of styles and cultures, giving them understanding of how Dance as an art form has developed throughout history. The students are at the centre of this course and has been designed to be adaptable to the strengths and interests of each cohort of students. The course recognises that students have different skills and abilities and provides opportunities for everyone to succeed, if they have a good attitude and work ethic.

What is the course structure?

Core Unit

Live Performance Unit. Externally set by the exam board.

Students are provided with a performance brief. They work together to create a 6-10 minute performance that answers the brief. They plan, create, perform and evaluate their work. Supporting written evidence is provided to explain decision making, rehearsal timetables, health and safety and research.

Optional Units

Internally assessed, externally moderated.

For this unit schools choose from 4 possible options:

  • Performance & Technique
  • Choreography
  • Performance in an Ensemble
  • Global Dance Styles

How will I be assessed?

There is no written examination for this course. Each unit has a practical element and a written element. The written work can be presented as prose or as a presentation and describes the process and development of the practical work. The written work and practical work are marked in conjunction with each other and a unit grade is then awarded (Pass, Merit or Distinction)

This course cannot be taken with Drama RSL.

This course is subject to being accredited by OFQUAL. If this course is not accredited, we will select an alternative Dance GCSE course offered by a different exam board.

Contact: Mrs N Jordan, Dance teacher.