Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020

Code: 8232

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR: GCSE Dance in a Crisis: Latest Ofqual changes for September 2020

This 60 minute webinar will deal directly with the potential changes to the GCSE Dance course which have been recently outlined by Ofqual as a result of their response to combating Covid 19. The webinar will initially outline the changes in a clear and concise way before outlining a number of strategies to deal with these changes. More specifically time will be spent looking at effective ways to establish the suggestion of developing a robust student Portfolio to offset any future inability to complete practical areas of the course. The webinar will deliver a series of different ways of developing the ‘Portfolio’ ranging from ‘low tech’ to ‘high tech’ responses.


  • Understands quickly the changes that may be implemented from September.
  • Participate in a range of effective activities which will reflect the changes in a student friendly way.
  • Gain access to a range of different approaches to the practical Portfolio work.


4.00 – 4.05  pm Welcome and Introduction

4.05 – 4.14pm:  Outline of the Ofqual changes  

  • What are the suggested changes to Performance aspects of the course?
  • What are the suggested changes to the Choreographic areas of the course?
  • How will these help in our day to day teaching/How might we use these changes to alter the way we work with students in and out of regular class time.

4.15 – 4.25pm: Looking closely at the requirements of the Portfolio requirement.                          

  • Why has this requirement been added?
  • What are the suggested inclusions within the Portfolio? Looking closely at the following requirements {audio-visual recordings of complete performance / physical demonstration of key motifs with explanation of how they inform final piece / original and non-original photographs, images, drawings or sketches with annotations to illustrate intentions / written accounts / video diary}.
  • Rationale and observation of examples of ‘how a Portfolio can be designed and delivered to exam board’.

4.25 – 4.40pm: Looking closely at all options – Scrap book/Choreographic Logs/workbook/Website design                     

  • Outlining how to implement content using different versions of the Portfolio
  • Pros and Cons of each Portfolio method
  • Study of resource examples (which will be made available to delegates after webinar concludes)

4.40 – 5.00pm: The benefits of working more digitally with student websites                                                                   

  • Closer look at examples of digital portfolios
  • Looking at free website platforms that can be utilised in school/college
  • Round up and Q&A



Jason Bradley

Jason Bradley trained as a professional dancer at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance before becoming the senior dancer/teacher at Ludus Dance company. In the last 19 years he has been teaching GCSE and A Level Dance with a great deal of success. In that time he has built up a bank of resources which have been honed over time to provide excellent provision for students and teachers. Whilst Ofsted no longer grade observations in the period where they did, Jason continually received outstanding grade 1’s on each visit he took part in. He is passionate about teaching and passionate about sharing skills and good practice.