Dance – Key Stage 3

Year 7

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
Autumn• Warm Up Scheme of Work –
Planning, delivering and evaluating a Dance Warm up that includes exercises that Mobilise the Joints, Raise the Pulse and Stretch the Muscles.
• 6 Basic Actions choreography –
Learning the basic principles of choreography, creating a duet based on the 6 actions
Unit 1 evidence
• Warm up plan – written
• Delivery test – practical
• Evaluation – written
Unit 2 evidence
• A Dance choreography recorded
Spring• Commercial Street Dance Scheme of work
Learning new styles of Hip Hop, Street, Locking, Breakdance skills and choreography in crews. The use of choreographic devices and group work.
Unit 3 and 4
• Skills are assessed in each style and compiled into a choreographed dance and performed in competition style – practical
• Progress interview dance homework – e-learning
Summer• Michael Jackson style
Leaning an iconic dance style that combines expression and theatrical movement.
• Inter-house Dance
Students work in house groups to create a dance for performance. Everyone takes on a role and contributes with their strengths accordingly.
Unit 5/6
• Performance skills – practical
• Year 7 mock exam – written summative exam
• Assessment point 6 will take into account the Assessments
o Warm up scheme – 20%
o 6 Basic Action – 20%
o Breakdance scheme 20%
o Inter-house assessment – 20%
o Written exam – 20%

Assessment Statements

 EMERGING (1-2)DEVELOPING (3-4)PROGRESSING (5-6)MASTERY (7-9)
ChoreographyWith guidance and support I am beginning to create basic moves in small groups. I am beginning to create basic moves using repetition, canon and unison. I am beginning to select using my own choices in Actions, Dynamics and/or Space.With some guidance and support I am beginning to create basic moves in small groups. I can create basic moves or short phrases using repetition, canon and unison. I am beginning to make appropriate choices when selecting Actions, Dynamics and/or Space.I am beginning to create basic moves in small groups and independently. I can create appropriate moves or short phrases in response to a set task. I am aware of some choreographic skills and use these in my creations. I am able to select appropriate ideas and put them together.I can create basic moves in small groups and independently with some creativity. I can create appropriate short phrases and motifs in response to a set task. I can use some choreographic skills successfully in the creation of dance phrases. I can select the best ideas from my creations and put these together in a logical sequence.
PerformanceI sometimes perform showing some basic awareness of some physical, technical and performance skills. I am beginning to consider my performance in small groups. I am aware of safe dance practices and need to begin to apply these in my work. I need to develop my action, dynamics and spatial awareness.I can perform showing some attempt at the basic physical, technical and performance skills. I am beginning to develop my performance in small groups. I am beginning to consider the use of safe dance practices. I am developing my use of actions, basic dynamics and showing some spatial awareness.nI can perform showing some physical, technical and performance skills not always consistently. I am developing my performance in small groups and I am beginning to show some awareness of the other dancers and the space around me. I am able to apply some basic safe dance practices. I can sometimes perform some of the basic dance actions successfully, considering the dynamic and spatial awareness.My performance is developing showing a pleasing range of physical and technical skills with some consistency and success. I have command of some of the performance skills and evidence these in most performances. I am able to perform in small groups showing some sensitivity to other dancers and the space around me. I can perform a short phrase confidently on my own. My safe dance practice is implemented in the rehearsals and/or in performance. I consistently perform actions,nn
AppreciationI am beginning to learn some basic dance words and their meaning. When looking at my own work and that of others, I am beginning to identify things that I like. I can spot some things that are the same or different. I sometimes form a basic opinion, although I cannot offer the reasons behind it.nnI am beginning to understand some basic dance vocabulary. When looking at my own work and that of others, I am able to say what I liked and why. I can see things that are the same or different. I can have an opinion, but not always offer the reasons behind it.nI am beginning to use some basic dance vocabulary. When looking at my own work and that of others, I am able to say what is good and why and what could be improved and why. I can recognise similarities and differences and form an opinion and express my reasons behind it.nI can use some dance vocabulary confidently. I can say what is good about a performance and why, and what needs to be improved and how, in my own work and that of others. I am able to comment on similarities and differences and form a considered opinion and express my reasons behind it confidently. nn

Year 8

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
Autumn• Warm Up Scheme of Work –
Planning, delivering and Evaluating an advanced Dance Warm up that includes exercises that Mobilise the Joints, Raise the Pulse, Stretch the Muscles and Strengthening and short term and long term effects on the body.
• 6 Basic Actions choreography –
Learning more advanced principles of choreography, creating a trio based on the 6 actions
Unit 1 evidence
• Warm up plan – written
• Delivery test – practical
• Evaluation – written
Unit 2 evidence
• A Dance choreography recorded
Spring• Commercial Street Dance Scheme of work
Recapping and learning advanced skills in Hip Hop, Street, Locking, Breakdance and choreography in crews. The use of more advanced choreographic devices and group work.
Unit 3 and 4
• Skills are assessed in each style and compiled into a choreographed dance and performed in competition style – practical
Summer• Contact Improvisation
Learning the basics of this style and working to choreograph a duet/trio and perform
• Inter-house Dance
Students work in house groups to create a dance for performance. Everyone takes on a role and contributes with their strengths accordingly.
Unit 5/6
• Performance skills – practical
• Assessment point 6 will take into account the Assessments
o Warm up scheme – 20%
o 6 Basic Action – 20%
o Breakdance scheme 20%
o Inter-house assessment – 20%
Written exam – 20%

Assessment Statements

 EMERGING (1-2)DEVELOPING (3-4)PROGRESSING (5-6)MASTERY (7-9)
ChoreographyWith help and guidance I can create intermediate moves in a small group and/or independently. I am starting to link together moves for a chosen task or style. With support and guidance I am beginning to understand what a stimulus is and how to translate the ideas into movementnnWith some help and guidance I can create more intermediate moves in a small group and/or independently. I can link to together moves for a chosen task or style. I am beginning to recognise the correct moves to use for that style or task and how to make them fit a theme or stimulus creatively.nnI can create some imaginative moves in small groups and independently to a specific style or task. I can combine short phrases to show a stimulus or theme. I am able to put phrases together and moves using choreographic skills. These phrases look clear and make sense to the viewer.nnI can create imaginative moves in small groups and independently in relation to a specific style or task. I can select and combine short phrases to suit the stimulus or theme. I can link together phrases and moves using a range of choreographic skills and put them into a clear and logical form that is pleasing to watch.nn
PerformanceMy performing is developing, showing some basic physical and technical skills with varied success. I am showing some attempt to evidence the basic performance skills. I can perform in small groups sometimes showing awareness of others and the space. I am beginning to consider safe dance practices and need to implement these in the rehearsals and/or in performance. I perform some actions, dynamics and space with varied success.nnMy performance is developing, showing some evidence of physical and technical skills with some success. I have developed some performance skills and use these when performing, but not always consistently. I can perform in small groups showing some awareness of other dancers and the space around me. I have awareness of safe dance practices and need to develop these and apply them in rehearsals and performance. I perform actions, dynamics and space with some accuracy.nnnMy performance is progressing, showing a range of physical and technical skills with some consistency and success. I have command of some performance skills and evidence these in most performances. I am able to perform in small groups showing some sensitivity to other dancers and the space around me. I can perform a short phrase on my own and I am developing my communication of the style or theme. My safe dance practice is considered and I am developing this in my rehearsals and/or performances. I perform actions, dynamics and space with some precision and accuracy.nnnnnMy performance is developed showing a range of physical and technical skills with consistency and success. I have very good command of my performance skills and demonstrate these in every performance. I am able to perform in different sized groups showing sensitivity to other dancers and the space around me. I can perform solo with fluency and flair and communicate the style, mood and and/or meaning. My safe dance practice is excellent both in rehearsals and performance. I perform actions, dynamics and space mostly with precision and accuracynnnn
AppreciationI am beginning to understand and use some dance vocabulary. When looking at my own work and that of others, I can identify some strengths and some areas to improve. I am able to identify things that are the same or different and I am beginning to form an opinion.nnnI can use some dance vocabulary to identify the strengths and areas to improve in my own work and that of others, including professional works. I am able to say what things are the same and what are different and give my own opinions with some explanation.nnnI can use a range of dance vocabulary to express the strengths and areas to improve, in my own work and that of others, including professional works. I am able to identify similarities and differences and explain my own opinions with some reasoning. nnnI can use a wide range of dance vocabulary to confidently express the strengths and areas to improve in my own work and that of others including professional works. I am able to evaluate and identify similarities and differences and explain and justify my own opinions with fair reasoning. nnn

Year 9

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
Autumn• Unit 2 - Developing Leadership Skills
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• Unit 3 – Lead Activities that promote a healthy lifestyle

• Unit 4 – The relationship of music to dance
Unit 2, 3, 4 evidence
• Warm up plan – written
• Delivery test – practical
• Evaluation – written
• Written and photographic evidence
• DVD of performance
• Teacher evaluation and peer observation
Spring• Unit 5 – Use a stimulus to create a dance piece

• Unit 6 – Opportunities in dance
Unit 5 and 6
• Written and photographic
• Dance exam
• DVD of performance
• Teacher evaluation and peer observation
Summer• Unit 1 – Plan, lead and review a dance activity. Unit 5/6
• Written Plan
• Practical delivery and written or recorded evaluation
• Teacher and IV notes on Unit 1 dance leading hour
• Completion of the course – Dance Leaders Award Certificate
Each component needs to be passed and evidence found to pass the Award.

Assessment Statements

 EMERGING (1-2)DEVELOPING (3-4)PROGRESSING (5-6)MASTERY (7-9)
ChoreographyWith support and guidance I can create a piece of choreography in a group and/or on my own with some success. I am able to recognise and understand the task, style or genre with help and create movement phrases that match these. I can use Actions, Dynamics and/or Space to make a phrase. I am beginning to experiment with movement ideas and choreographic skills and I am beginning to identify themes and/or stimuli.nnnWith some additional support and guidance I can create a piece of choreography within a group and on my own. I can understand the task, style or genre and respond to this using some correct movement content. I can use Actions, Dynamics and/or Space to make a phrase and I am able to understand the simple use of a motif. I can experiment with movement ideas and choreographic skills and choose some that link together well. I can understand some themes and ideas relating to a stimulus.nnnI can confidently create a thoughtful piece of choreography within a group or independently, that is suitable for a chosen style, task or genre. With response to a specific stimulus or theme, I can choose movement content using a range of Actions, Dynamics and/or Space. I can understand how this makes a motif. I can experiment and improvise with my movement ideas to select the right content for my pieces and use some choreographic devices to develop them. I am aware of my choreographic intention and I can communicate well to an audience.nnnI can confidently create an original piece of choreography within a group and independently in response to a specific task, style or chosen genre. With response to a specific theme or stimulus I can choose appropriate movement content using a variety of Action, Dynamics and Space, to make a successful motif. I can expertly experiment and improvise with my movement ideas to select the best content for my pieces, and use a wide range of choreographic devices to develop them. I am aware of my choreographic intention and know how to communicate to the audience with success.nnn
PerformanceI am beginning to develop my physical and technical skills with some success. I show some attempt to evidence my performance skills but need to use these in rehearsals and every performance. I am able to perform in small dance groups showing some awareness of other dancers and considering the space around me. When performing a short solo, I need to develop my confidence. I am beginning to consider safe dance practices and need to develop this in all rehearsal and in performance. I am developing my actions, dynamics and space with some success.nnnMy performance is developing showing a range of physical and technical skills with some consistency and success. I have command of some performance skills and demonstrate them in most performances. I am able to perform in small groups showing some sensitivity to other dancers and the space around me. I can perform a solo with some confidence and I am developing my communication of different styles or meanings. My safe dance practice is considered and I am developing this in both rehearsal and performance. I perform actions, dynamics and space with some precision and accuracy.nnnMy performance is securely developed showing a range of advanced physical and technical skills with consistency and success. I have good command of my performance skills demonstrate this in every performance. I am able to perform in small groups showing sensitivity to other dancers and the space around me. I can perform a solo with fluency and flair and communicate style, mood and/or meaning. Safe dance practice is excellent both in rehearsal and performance. I mostly perform actions, dynamics and space with precision and accuracynnnMy performance is highly developed showing a wide range of advanced physical and technical skills with consistency and success. I have excellent command of the performance skills and demonstrate these in every performance. I am able to perform in different sized groups showing heightened sensitivity to other dancers and the space around me. I can perform a solo with fluency and flair, capturing the audience, communicating the style, mood and/or meaning. Safe dance practice is at the centre of my approach both in rehearsal and performance. I perform actions, dynamics and space with highly refined precision and accuracy.nnn
AppreciationI can use some dance vocabulary to identify the strengths and areas to improve in my own work and that of others, including professional works. I am able to say what things are the same and what are different and give my own opinions with some explanation. nnnI can use a range of dance vocabulary to express the strengths and areas to improve, in my own work and that of others, including professional works. I am able to identify similarities and differences and explain my own opinions with some reasoning. nnnI can use a wide range of dance vocabulary to confidently express the strengths and areas to improve in my own work and that of others, including professional works. I am able to evaluate and identify similarlities and differences and explain and justify my own opinions with fair reasoning. nnnI can use a wide range of dance vocabulary to confidently express the strengths and areas to improve in my own work and that of others, including professional works. I am able to analyse, evaluate, identify similarities and differences and explain and justify my own opinions with reasoning.nnn

Course Information
Department
Dance

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