Teaching The Theory for the First Time in GCSE Dance
ABOUT THIS COURSE
This course, NEW for Autumn 2023 is designed for all teachers of GCSE Dance who are new to, or in their first years of teaching GCSE Dance Component 2 theory and all PE teachers who find themselves teaching GCSE Dance. The course will support teachers who, whilst feeling confident delivering the C1 practical components, are looking for creative, effective approaches to teaching C2 appreciation content.
Teachers will take away a range of creative approaches, techniques strategies for teaching Component 2 to raise attainment in students of all abilities, including ways to support the weaker GCSE Dance student and challenge more able students. The course will also examine recent feedback on GCSE Dance C2, the assessment criteria, and consider how best to enthuse and motivate students to develop a love for critical appreciation in their Dance learning.
BENEFITS OF ATTENDING
Gain a range of creative and imaginative C2 teaching strategies to maximise the potential of all students
Gain specific techniques to support the weaker student sand specific techniques to support able students to access the high marks
Take away proven methods and techniques to enable all students to critical appreciate dance successfully
Take away expertise on how students can gain high marks in the theory paper
Deepen your understanding of assessment criteria to inform your teaching l Find out more about what the examiner is looking to see in the exam paper
What Do We Mean By Excellent Theory Teaching in GCSE Dance?
10.00 – 10.40am
Teaching GCSE Dance theory – the challenges and opportunities
Ensuring our students become better dancers through creative theory learning
Developing creative and imaginative teaching which gives breadth and depth to students’ horizons and expands their learning
Discussion: coffee break
Exploring How Students Engage with GCSE Dance Theory
11.00 – 11.45am
How do students see dance theory? What are the barriers to learning in dance theory?
Methods and approaches to stimulate learning excitement in dance theory with your students
How might we create a coherent dance theory journey over the two years?
What are the key subject knowledge factors that we need to brush up on as teachers to engage fully in dance theory learning and teaching?
Developing a Range of Approaches, Techniques and Practical Strategies
11.45 – 1.00pm
Introducing and establishing motivating and engaging pedagogical methods and approaches for teaching the theory content of each section of the written paper
Exploring assessment and feedback strategies to ensure rapid progress in learning
Integrating differentiation from the start
Ways to integrate dance theory with C1 performance and choreography
Lunch and informal discussion
1.00 – 2.00pm
Taking Risks and Extending Boundaries in Your Dance Theory Teaching
2.00 – 2.50pm
What are examiners expecting to see in a top grade student?
Creative and motivational teaching approaches and methods for the toughest topics and questions eg aural setting, choreographic, and comparison questions
Analysing and evaluating in detail a range of 6 and 12 marker responses l Learning and techniques to develop the skills to plan and build a good, written response
Discussion: afternoon tea
2.50 – 3.00pm
The Written Examination: Tackling the Questions
3.00 – 3.40pm
Introducing excellent study habits and skills l Introduction to ways to prepare students for examination
Exploring the different types of questions across the exam papers
Extracting the correct Information from the question – command words, terminology l Applying the knowledge appropriately to the correct question
Kathryn Sexton is a highly experienced presenter, practitioner and teacher who advises and supports teachers in raising achievement in Dance. With many years’ examining experience, Kathryn can provide the perfect solutions.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Teaching in their first years of teaching GCSE Dance
Teachers new to GCSE Dance theory Component 2
PE teachers who find themselves teaching GCSE Dance
Head of Dance
THIS COURSE INCLUDES
A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course