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As dance mock prep

  1. 1. Exam Prep AS DANCE
  2. 2. IN TODAY’S LESSON WE WILL BE: Looking at what you need to know to answer the exam paper  Considering how to approach the exam paper  Analysing the essay questions and how to answer them  Looking at example papers (if possible) 
  3. 3. MAIN TOPICS YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT IN DETAIL Safe Practice  Dancer as a Performer  4 – 5 Professional Works  Choreographic Devices and how they are used/how they help to communicate meaning  Your own experiences and knowledge of dance/dance creation and preparation/works you have seen live 
  5. 5. THE EXAM PAPER IS DIVIDED INTO TWO SECTIONS: Section A – short answer questions that test your knowledge and understanding of a variety of topics. Some of the questions are related, which means if you get one thing wrong it could effect your ability to answer another question  Section B – two essay questions that test your knowledge on one specific topic each (usually not something asked in Section A). You should be able to write at length about this topic and provide examples. 
  6. 6. Section A – This section is worth 20 marks. You are advised to spend half an hour on Section A.  Section B – Each question is worth 20 marks (40 marks for the section). You are advised to spend half an hour on each question. 
  7. 7. GRADE BOUNDARIES FROM 2012/13 Grade Points you need to get in order to reach this grade A 41 B 37 C 33 D 30 E 27 U Up to 26
  8. 8. OVERALL FEEDBACK;       Many of you did not answer the questions properly Many of you did not provide accurate answers Many of you either did not revise or did not remember many of the topics covered in class Two of you have very bad handwriting and your examiner will not spend ages trying to figure out what you have said and therefore will not get marks (E, S) None of you planned your answers for the 20 mark questions Most of you need to use terminology correctly otherwise you will not get a mark even if the examiner gets the gist of what you are trying to say
  9. 9. OVERALL FEEDBACK; You need to use the P.E.A. system when answering questions that are 6 – 20marks; Point, Evidence, Analysis  You need to arrive to your exam on time so you are not rushed and disorientated  You need to consider the key words in the question so you know what you are expected to do. 
  10. 10. THERE ARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF QUESTIONS IN THE EXAM PAPER:  Questions that want you to demonstrate your knowledge about something e.g. What are the different kinds of injuries that effect dancers  Questions that want you to explain your understanding of something e.g. Discuss ways in which dance can have a relationship to aural setting  Questions that want you to analysis a topic e.g. Explain the importance of the rehearsal process, referring to your own preparation for your practical exam
  11. 11. PLANNING YOUR ANSWERS When you plan your answers, you jot down what you need to include in your answer and what order you will talk about them in.  This way you will not forget to include something and the answer will be well structured.  This also helps to make sure you stick to what the question is asking as when you write freely it is very easy to go off-topic. 
  12. 12. QUESTION ANALYSIS Discuss the skills needed to perform successfully with others. Explain the importance of cool down. What are the benefits of experimenting with movement material in the rehearsal studio? Considering three professional works, discuss why costume is significant.
  13. 13. QUESTION ANALYSIS Discuss ways that a choreographer can develop, manipulate and structure their ideas using choreographic devices Live performance, recording of live performance, and dance specifically made for film and television are the ways in which dance works are presented to us. Discuss how these different forms of presentation affect the way we understand and appreciate dance works. Provide examples from professional works in your discussion.