ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE

The aim of this updated conference is to provide students with practical, engaging and motivating revision for the GCSE Dance examinations. Throughout the day, students will work with highly experienced practitioners, with a focus on improving GCSE results so that they are ready for the 2020 examinations and can approach them with confidence.

What our delegates said:

‘Excellent information given and guidance. Presentation gave out good uses of structure and how you can build upon choreography. Fantastic use of professional performers to show examples of dance motifs.’
RSA Academy

Interested in performing at this conference?

If you would like your students to participate in this conference, we would be very pleased to hear from you. Please email online@keynote.org.uk to register your interest.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • A unique GCSE Dance conference with LIVE student and expert performances and first hand advice and guidance from highly experienced GCSE Dance trainers
  • An exciting out-of-school dance experience with full lighting and sound in a dynamic theatre setting
  • TOP ADVICE on how to get those crucial extra marks and fine tuning prior to examination and assessment
  • Proven strategies to help move up through the assessment criteria
  • Receive a conference pack containing information for revision and examination
 DATE AND LOCATION  London | Monday 08 March 2021
CONFERENCE CODE 8429
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Conference

 

10.30 – 10.50 am: RECORDED performance and introduction

Marylebone School Dance Company

  • Understanding the challenges of 2021 and how to get your highest mark in Component 1 and 2
  • How every mark matters when aiming for your target level
  • Identifying your strengths and knowing which areas to focus on for improvement

10.50– 11.30am: Component 1: RECORDED STUDENT PERFORMANCE PLATFORM – preparing the solo/ duo/trio

Please note there will be no discussion of marks for any work shown today that will be submitted for 2021 assessment. It is purely a sharing opportunity.

  • Watch ‘in progress’ RECORDED student performances of the 2021 solo/duo/trio for in-school discussion
  • What makes a good performer? How does this knowledge relate to the assessment criteria for GCSE Dance Component 1?
  • What makes a successful performance piece this year?
  • ACTIVITY: Examples of marked student work on film: what has improved to take the performance up through the mark bands?
  • Examiner Advice: top advice on what the examiner is looking for to access the high grades?

10.30 – 10.50 am: RECORDED performance and introduction

Marylebone School Dance Company

  • Understanding the challenges of 2021 and how to get your highest mark in Component 1 and 2
  • How every mark matters when aiming for your target level
  • Identifying your strengths and knowing which areas to focus on for improvement

10.50– 11.30am: Component 1: RECORDED STUDENT PERFORMANCE PLATFORM – preparing the solo/ duo/trio

Please note there will be no discussion of marks for any work shown today that will be submitted for 2021 assessment. It is purely a sharing opportunity.

  • Watch ‘in progress’ RECORDED student performances of the 2021 solo/duo/trio for in-school discussion
  • What makes a good performer? How does this knowledge relate to the assessment criteria for GCSE Dance Component 1?
  • What makes a successful performance piece this year?
  • ACTIVITY: Examples of marked student work on film: what has improved to take the performance up through the mark bands?
  • Examiner Advice: top advice on what the examiner is looking for to access the high grades?

11:45 – 12.00pm – Break

11.45– 12.00 pm Component 1: Choreography

  • Approaching the 2021 Choreography tasks

12.00 – 12.30 Component 1: Choreography

RECORDED LECTURE DEMONSTRATION PART ONE:   A teacher will demonstrate with her students the choreographic process as it unfolded for 3 of the 2021 tasks. You will see the pieces evolving and there will be opportunities to discuss in your class with your teacher what you are seeing.

  • Responding to the tasks; ways of working with the different stimuli
  • Creating responses to specific stimulus material and sharing ideas
  • How to create and develop the initial motifs from the stimulus
  • Maintaining motivation for solo choreography

12.30 – 1.15 pm: Lunch break

1.15 – 1.40pm Component 1: set phrases

  • Watch RECORDED student performances of the set phrases
  • ACTIVITY: examples of filmed student performance – assessed demonstration of two finished variations of the same task – one successful and one less successful – how those marks stack up and have a go at being an examiner!
  • Answering questions about performance on the written paper

1.40 – 1.45 Comfort Break

1.45pm – 2.15pm: Component 1: Choreography

 

RECORDED LECTURE DEMONSTRATION PART TWO:   A teacher will demonstrate with her students the choreographic process as it unfolded for 3 of the 2021 tasks. You will see the pieces evolving and there will be opportunities to discuss in your class with your teacher what you are seeing.

 

  • Choosing and using accompaniment
  • Using choreographic devices to good effect
  • Relating the criteria for assessment to the task

 

 

2.15 – 2.20 pm: Comfort break

 

2.20 – 3.20. Component 2: Succeeding in the written paper

 

  • Answering questions well in Section A – what are the examiners looking for?
  • Building 6 & 12 mark answers
  • ACTIVITY: Explore exemplars of excellent and not so excellent written responses on Section B 6 mark questions
  • Gaining Grades 7 to 9 on the Section C extended writing questions: – what answers on the 12 mark questions need to show for top marks
  • ACTIVITY: Marking exercise: be the examiner and see what they looking for in top grades

 

  • – 3.30 pm: Final TOP TIPS for success!
  • Getting ready for top marks
  • Critically assessing your own work: what do examiners really want to see?
  • Action Plan – what do we need to do after today?

 

3.30 pm: Conference closes

 

11.45– 12.00 pm Component 1: Choreography

  • Approaching the 2021 Choreography tasks

12.00 – 12.30 Component 1: Choreography

RECORDED LECTURE DEMONSTRATION PART ONE:   A teacher will demonstrate with her students the choreographic process as it unfolded for 3 of the 2021 tasks. You will see the pieces evolving and there will be opportunities to discuss in your class with your teacher what you are seeing.

 

  • Responding to the tasks; ways of working with the different stimuli
  • Creating responses to specific stimulus material and sharing ideas
  • How to create and develop the initial motifs from the stimulus
  • Maintaining motivation for solo choreography

12.30 – 1.15 pm: Lunch break

1.15 – 1.40pm Component 1: set phrases

  • Watch RECORDED student performances of the set phrases
  • ACTIVITY: examples of filmed student performance – assessed demonstration of two finished variations of the same task – one successful and one less successful – how those marks stack up and have a go at being an examiner!
  • Answering questions about performance on the written paper

1.40 – 1.45 Comfort Break

1.45pm – 2.15pm: Component 1: Choreography

RECORDED LECTURE DEMONSTRATION PART TWO:   A teacher will demonstrate with her students the choreographic process as it unfolded for 3 of the 2021 tasks. You will see the pieces evolving and there will be opportunities to discuss in your class with your teacher what you are seeing.

  • Choosing and using accompaniment
  • Using choreographic devices to good effect
  • Relating the criteria for assessment to the task

2.15 – 2.20 pm: Comfort break

2.20 – 3.20. Component 2: Succeeding in the written paper

  • Answering questions well in Section A – what are the examiners looking for?
  • Building 6 & 12 mark answers
  • ACTIVITY: Explore exemplars of excellent and not so excellent written responses on Section B 6 mark questions
  • Gaining Grades 7 to 9 on the Section C extended writing questions: – what answers on the 12 mark questions need to show for top marks
  • ACTIVITY: Marking exercise: be the examiner and see what they looking for in top grades
  • – 3.30 pm: Final TOP TIPS for success!
  • Getting ready for top marks
  • Critically assessing your own work: what do examiners really want to see?
  • Action Plan – what do we need to do after today?

3.30 pm: Conference closes

Kathryn Sexton

Kathryn has been teaching Dance in mixed state comprehensive schools for 25 years. She has been a Head of Dance in 3 schools and a Head of Performing Arts. She currently teaches KS3 – KS5 part-time in a school in the London Borough of Bromley. Kathryn is a Dance expert with examining experience as well as many years’ experience working with teachers to improve outcomes. From her regular and numerous visits into schools each year she has a wealth of knowledge and experience about the delivery of Dance, particularly at GCSE level. She is a highly experienced presenter for teacher training provision by one of the major examination boards, Keynote, Arts Pool and East London Dance. Kathryn is author of The Dance Teachers’ Survival Guide (Dance Books Ltd, 2004) and co-author of DansAthletic (East London Dance, 2008).

Yvette Jarvis

Experienced PE and Dance teacher for 23 years and currently Head of Department at a school in Newham. An experienced examiner who became a SLE in 2012 and has undertaken outreach work and delivered CPD sessions for Dance and PE for NQT’s, GCSE and trainee teachers.

Students £25+VAT

One free teacher place for every 10 student places
Additional teachers £35+VAT
Individual teachers £80+VAT