ABOUT THIS COURSE

This course is designed to equip all teachers of GCSE Dance with necessary tools to teach, develop and assess the set phrases for one cohort for in component 1.

The course will be both practical and theoretical. A key focus will be on breaking apart the criteria so that you can improve your students’ preparation for component 1. You will also have the chance to take away techniques for successful video recording and tips to use when submitting practical work.

We are delighted to be accompanied by Choreographer of the GCSE Dance set phrases Nikki O’Hara on the 22nd March.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Work with all 4 of the set phrases throughout the day
  • Learn two set phrases in full: Scoop & Flux
  • Take away a model performance piece developed from phrases Shift & Breathe
  • Explore practical tasks designed to enhance understanding of assessment demands for Component 1: Performance
  • Take away highly effective methods to embed the assessment criteria into teaching and learning for examination success
COURSE DATES London Thursday 22 March 2018
Manchester Thursday 21 June 2018
London Friday 22 June 2018
WHO FOR?  Heads of Dance
All teachers of GCSE Dance
Heads of PE
COURSE CODE 7071
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
INCLUDED
Detailed notes On-line materials
Powerpoint presentations CPD Certificate
 High quality training facilities Sit-down buffet lunch

 

1

10.00 - 10.15am: Overview of Component 1: Performance

  • What is involved How will it be assessed?
  • How much time should I take to deliver the component?
  • What are my priorities to support maximum progress in this component?
2

10.15 - 11.15am: Layering the demands for Scoop & Flux (practical)

  • Understanding the assessment requirements/criteria for the set phrases
  • Short creative activities to embed the movement style in your students
  • Developing further understanding of the skill requirements of Scoop & Flux for assessment
3

11.15 – 11.30pm: Discussion: coffee break

4

11.30 – 1.00pm: Teaching Breathe & Flux (practical)

Each phrase will be taught separately in this session with attention to the following:

  • Demonstrating physical skills and attributes safely during performance: avoiding the pitfalls
  • Tips to improve demonstration of control, mobility, flexibility, extension and strength
  • Improving accuracy in use of action, space and dynamic, and timing content
5

1.00 – 1.45pm: Lunch and informal discussion

6

1.45 – 2.00pm: Tracking, recording and submitting practical work for assessment<br /> (non-practical)

  • What are the mental skills and attributes and how do I support my students to demonstrate them?
  • How can I use the assessment criteria to track progress and predict achievement
  • Using high quality film recording, organizing the filming of Component 1, identifying candidates for assessment, making sure all paperwork is in order
7

2.00 – 2.15pm: Creating a high quality duo/ trio performance piece from set phrases Shift & Breathe in the style of Shadows (non- practical)

  • Clarifying theme, intent and meaning in Shadows
  • Identifying the action, space and dynamics of Shadows
  • Creating opportunity to demonstrate physical, technical and expressive skills through choreographic intention for your performance piece
8

2.15 – 2.20pm: Discussion: afternoon tea

9

2.20 – 3.20pm: Developing the set phrases, Shift & Breathe to create a duo/trio (practical)

  • Tasks to develop set phrases Shift & Breathe through dance style to demonstrate physical and technical skill
  • Creating opportunity to demonstrate expressive skills through choreographic intention for your performance piece
10

3.20 – 3.45pm: Active learning strategies for teaching and tracking progress of the set phrases and performance in a duo/ trio (non- practical)

  • Tried and tested effective teaching and learning strategies to raise achievement in performance
  • Understand what examiners are looking for and ensure it is present and clear

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. She is also very experienced in providing in house training in schools. She has worked closely with Arts Pool as an advisor and presenter for many of their resources. Kathryn is author of The Dance Teachers’ Survival Guide (Dance Books Ltd, 2004) and co-author of DansAthletic (East London Dance, 2008).

Delene Gordon

Delene has been involved in Dance education for over ten years, as a Dance teacher, Head of Dance and as a GCSE Examiner. As Head of Dance her students achieved results of 94% in GCSE Grades A/A* – C. She has also been a mentor to both BTs and NQTs from the University of Brighton and RAD.
A key focus area within her teaching has been developing successful and empowered dancers that can work creatively and independently, which is not just a skill for dance but a skill for life. She now works as a freelance dance artist for several organisations including Rambert Dance Company and East London Dance. She continues to dance professionally as well as expanding her teaching work.

Nikki O’Hara (22 March only)

Choreographer of the GCSE set phrases. Nikki graduated from Bird College with a first class degree in Dance and Theatre Performance. She has had a long career as a performer with Motionhouse Dance Theatre and many other independent companies. As a Choreographer, Nikki’s work for both Bird College and Performers College has featured at Move It since 2008, as well as in the Summer Productions whilst also continuing to pursue personal projects. Nikki is also responsible for devising the boys work in the ISTD Modern Syllabus (Adv 1&2).