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St Andrew's RC High School

Respect, Happiness,
Confidence and Ambition

S3-4 Dance

Ambition, Confidence, Happiness and Respect.


Study in S4, work towards National 5 or complete the National Progression Award in Dance.

  • Learn two styles of dance (hip hop, jazz or contemporary).
  • Suitable for all learners with a general interest in dance or for those hoping to progress onto higher levels of study.
  • Practical based learning to develop a range of technical and creative dance and choreographic skills.
  • 100% pass rate (A to C) every year course has been taught. 

Question Paper – 20% final grade

Section 1: Evaluation of own work/personal performance (10 marks). 

Section 2: Knowledge and Understanding of a Chosen Dance Style (10 marks). 

Section 3: Evaluation of Professional Choreography (10 marks).

Practical Activity – 45% final grade

Two sections: Choreography (35 marks) and Choreography Review (30 marks)

  Create and present a dance for two people. 

Select and research a theme to develop creative movement

The choreography review is a written response completed in class to review the choreography you have created and your skills as a choreographer

Performance– 35% final grade

The performance is a tutor-choreographed technical solo in one selected dance style lasting 1 minute 30 – 2minutes. Assessed on application of technique and performance skills by SQA examiner and teacher.