Head of Faculty

Subject Leader


We expect John Warner students to participate fully in dance. We want students to enjoy dance, and we hope students achieve their full potential in dance. 

Disciplinary Concepts

  • The PE Faculty works to promote high standards of performance in sports and aesthetic activities.
  • Students undertaking examination courses are encouraged to strive for high academic achievement
  • We aim to provide opportunities for all our students to voluntarily participate in sport outside the compulsory curriculum.
  • We aim to develop a culture in which our students enjoy taking part and gain satisfaction from their achievements. 
  • We encourage students acquire skills and fitness habits for life that are carried with them when they leave.

Big Questions

  • Am I physically competent?
  • Am I physically active?
  • Am I a good decision maker?
  • Do I have a deep understanding of sport?
  • Am I a confident performer/participant?
  • Am I involved and engaged in sport?
  • Do I have a positive attitude to sport?
  • Do I respect the values of sport?
  • Do I have a healthy active lifestyle?

Curriculum Content

Key Stage 4 BTEC Dance:

Topic 1: Importance of warming up and cooling down in a variety of dance styles

Topic 2: An introduction to choreography for different dance styles

Topic 3: Jazz

Topic 4: Contemporary

Topic 5: Ballet

Topic 6: Development of performance skills and techniques through rehearsal and performance of existing repertoire

Topic 7: A practical exploration of how others make performance material

Topic 8: Performing to a brief

Key Stage 5 BTEC Dance:

Topic 1: Understand the role and skills of a performer

Topic 2:Develop performance skills and techniques for live performance

Topic 3:Aply performance skills and techniques in selected styles

Topic 4: Review and reflect on development of skills and techniques for live performance

Topic 5: Investigating Practitioners’ work (External Unit)

Subject Documents Date  
Y10 Dance Curriculum Map NIB 31st Aug 2020 Download
Y11 Dance Curriculum Map NIB 31st Aug 2020 Download
Y12 Dance Curriculum Map NIB 31st Aug 2020 Download