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02/02/24

It was great to see so many families at our Year 9 options event. Over 90% of the cohort were in attendance!Parents will have received an email with an info booklet and link to the options selection form. A reminder that option choices must be submitted by Friday 23rd February. pic.twitter.com/bAubusAY1k

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31/01/24

Year 10 students were given a tour of Parliament by 's office.For many, this will support their study of 'Theme B: Democracy in the UK' as part of their Citizenship GCSE.A huge well done to the students who all behaved beautifully and asked insightful questions. pic.twitter.com/c2X5RdScFw

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28/01/24

🧱 It's !🦖 Our club takes place every day at lunch time.Builds this term include Jurassic Park and Sonic the Hedgehog 🦔#LEGODay pic.twitter.com/JSN6RR9SM2

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26/01/24

💻 Keen coders from Y9 and students studying Computer Science in Y10 attended the 2024 . Some have already secured work experience placements as a result of engaging with businesses at the event and we met author !#Bett2024 pic.twitter.com/tUmuoP6OKj

19/01/24

BMAT have partnered with to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training in Essex and London.Our programme offers PGCE with QTS at Primary and Secondary schools in Epping, Harlow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Newham.https://t.co/Rllv13cdOS pic.twitter.com/HgAkrpNCGz

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19/01/24

BMAT have partnered with to provide School Centred Initial Teacher Training in Essex and London.Our programme offers PGCE with QTS at Primary and Secondary schools in Epping, Harlow, Stansted Mountfitchet and Newham.https://t.co/Rllv13cdOS pic.twitter.com/HgAkrpNCGz

12/01/24

📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for a School Staff Instructor (SSI).📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our websitehttps://t.co/npMHqTvFaU

12/01/24

📢 We're Hiring! (Harlow, Essex) have a vacancy for a School Staff Instructor (SSI).📄 For a job description and application details, please visit our websitehttps://t.co/npMHqTvFaU

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18/12/23

🎄🍽️ We ended the term with a special Christmas lunch and presented prizes to the winners of our Christmas Bake Off competition 🍰🎅 We wish all our students, families, staff and the wider Burnt Mill community a wonderful festive period ☃️ pic.twitter.com/Txu5mGCSVO

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09/12/23

🧱 Club has produced another stunning piece!🙌 Well done, Oscar, in Year 8, for completing the Hogwarts set. pic.twitter.com/9Srxt8QiPF

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08/12/23

💪 Our ADT House Challenge was a heroic success!🦸 Students had to design superhero costumes and got busy putting their super skills together to create some amazing art pieces! 🥇 Congratulations to Cheshire House, who took the victory! pic.twitter.com/o6BKpH1idV

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29/11/23

It was fantastic to welcome back so many former Burnt Millers from across the decades for our reunion. We hope you all enjoyed one last look around the school ahead of the rebuild. pic.twitter.com/hRii7BUpea

16/11/23

Thank you to all the students, parents and staff who have contributed to the Shoebox appeal 🎁The team have been in to collect the boxes, and we're very proud of our BMA community 🙌🗞️ You can read more about the project on https://t.co/cX3Ha2yEqA pic.twitter.com/ituhpARuqT

15/11/23

‼️ Our Big Burnt Miller Reunion event is now fully booked ‼️We can't wait to see you all again 😃📨 If you have any photos, videos or memories you'd like to share, please email them to alumnibma.org.uk pic.twitter.com/EHC7J92DnN

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15/11/23

🍽️ As part of last week's National School Meals Week events, our student leadership team presented our catering staff with a poem. 🙌 Thank you to our catering team for all your hard work through National School Meals Week and every week! 😃 pic.twitter.com/pWUpvsHawT

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13/11/23

Our school came together on Friday for a moving Remembrance event. Students and our headteacher laid wreaths. Cadets from our Combined Cadet Force led the parade. pic.twitter.com/fWEUBwJeZ1

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13/11/23

🪖 We're proud to participate in the / project 🎖️ We'll be hosting a digital collection day at Burnt Mill Academy on Wednesday, 13th December, from 4-7 pm and can't wait to see all your artefacts, objects and stories. pic.twitter.com/hBVbJRqzvc

09/11/23

🍽️ National School Meals Week was an opportunity for students and staff to 'try something new' at 🧆🥙 pic.twitter.com/69zuFx3dja

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09/11/23

🍽️ National School Meals Week was an opportunity for students and staff to 'try something new' at 🧆🥙 pic.twitter.com/69zuFx3dja

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03/11/23

THE BIG BURNT MILLER REUNIONSat 25th NovALL FORMER STUDENTS WELCOMEONE LAST CHANCE TO VISIT THE OLD BUILDINGSAHEAD OF THE SCHOOL REBUILDTOUR OF THE SCHOOL, ALUMNI SHOWCASE, MOREBook online https://t.co/wc9AqqHPvOSend photos videos memories to alumnibma.org.uk pic.twitter.com/Xx4yu2uTq5

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Dance

Exam board: AQA
Course code/specification number: 8236
Level of qualification: GCSE, Level 2

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

  • Choreography: A wider movement vocabulary, ability to structure a routine effectively, choreograph using a range of stimuli, working independently with creative control
  • Performance: Improved technical ability, confidence, characterisation
  • Appreciation: Evaluate and analyse your own work, evaluate, reflect upon professional works, efficiently peer assess other students, reflect upon your own work setting clear targets.

How will students’ learning be assessed?

  • Dance Anthology - 40% written paper 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Choreography - 30% practical examination, video submission
  • Group Performance/Solo Performance - 30% practical examination, video submission.

What grades can students’ access?

Grades 9-1 

What will students learn about?

  • Dance Anthology underpins learning across each of the three core areas. The anthology's mix of artistic, cultural and aesthetically diverse works, has been selected to broaden students' knowledge and understanding of the wide range of dance choreographed and performed in the United Kingdom today. Students must be able to critically analyse, interpret and evaluate their own work in performance and choreography and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of professional practice in the six set works in the GCSE Dance Anthology.
  • Solo Performance - Students must learn how to perform as a solo dancer for approximately one minute. In conjunction with the student, the teacher must select two of the following set phrases for each student to perform as a soloist, from the choice of four set by AQA. The titles of the set phrases are as follows: • breathe • flux • shift • scoop.
  • Group Performance - Students must learn how to perform as part of a duet/trio dance. Each student must perform for a minimum of three minutes in a dance which is a maximum of five minutes in duration. The duet/trio dance may be choreographed by teacher, dance artist or by collaboration between teacher and/or dance artist and students.
  • Choreography - Students must learn how to respond creatively to an externally set stimulus, to choreograph their own complete dance. The dance created must be either: a solo or a group dance which includes a chosen aural setting, can be in any style or style fusion(s) and communicates their own chosen choreographic intention.

What can students’ progress on to after completing this course?

  • BTEC qualifications, applied and job-related learning in dance studies, choreography, musical theatre, performing arts or education.
  • Apprenticeships in community arts practice, performing arts publishing or administration.
  • A levels in dance studies, performance studies, musical theatre and all genres.

 

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