Increase in students taking GCSE Dance

Published: 15 June 2019
Reporter: Vera Liber

Students at Goldington Academy and Castle Newnham School Credit: Rachel Cherry

One Dance UK has reported an increase of 8% in the number of entries for AQA GCSE Dance in the current academic year, based on the latest figured released by Ofqual.

Sandra Allen, Head of Creative Arts at AQA, said, “we are delighted to see this increase of entries for GCSE Dance. Over 200 new schools signing up to study GCSE Dance is such a positive step following the years of decline in the subject. We hope that this increase will continue in future years and we are here to support all schools in any way we can."

Andrew Hurst, Chief Executive of One Dance UK, said, “we are encouraged by the upturn in numbers of students studying GCSE Dance in 2019, following a long period of decline since the introduction of the EBacc in 2010. This is indicative of the strong value of arts subjects and their important contribution to a broad and balanced curriculum.”