GCSE RESOURCES

WE HAVE WORKED CLOSELY WITH EXPERIENCED GCSE TEACHERS TO ENSURE OUR RESOURCES AND WORKSHOPS ARE WHAT YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS NEED AND ARE CAREFULLY TAILORED TO THE NEW AQA SPECIFICATION. 

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RESOURCES

WITHIN HER EYES TEACHERS RESOURCE PACK

This Within Her Eyes resource pack has been written in collaboration with experienced GCSE dance teachers to ensure clear links to the specification and to guarantee it meets the requirements of both teachers and students. The pack provides teachers with clearly presented, detailed information that is ready to deliver to pupils, with all design features carefully interpreted and suggestions for practical tasks to enhance learning.

 

This is the only Within Her Eyes resource pack endorsed by James Cousins Company and features invaluable personal insights from James and the dancers on the communication of the dance idea.

 

The pack includes:

  • A detailed breakdown of the costume, performance environment, lighting, use of camera and accompaniment for each section with clear links to the choreographic intention.

  • A comprehensive analysis of the movement components in all sections, highlighting actions, space, dynamics and relationship with clear links to the choreographic intention. 

  • Ideas for practical tasks to help students understand the work as well as developing choreographic and contact skills to apply to the practical tasks for the GCSE. Includes objectives and success criteria for each task.

  • Insights from the choreographer and dancers to help students understand the choreographic process and the skills needed to perform the piece.

  • Pupil worksheets on physical setting, costume, dance for camera, choreographic devices, physical and expressive skills and movement analysis. 

  • Images from the film to support teaching the work.

Cost: £30 per pack plus postage

NEW WITHIN HER EYES SCHEME OF WORK & STUDENT WORKBOOK

This scheme of work and accompanying student workbook has been written with year 10 in mind to introduce, explore and analyse the work both theoretically and practically using the James Cousins Company resource pack. The scheme makes clear links to the requirements of the GCSE specification and links clearly and directly to the student workbook which includes analysis tasks and extended answer questions. Spanning 12 lessons it is intended that the detailed lesson overviews can be adapted depending on pupils needs and the time allocated to the unit. 

The scheme and workbook include:

  • Clearly structured lesson overviews including starter and plenary activities.

  • Quality design with images from the work to support analysis.

  • Analysis of both production features and choreographic content.

  • Development of understanding of the choreographic approaches, starting points and choreographic intent. 

  • Practical tasks exploring different sections and leading to a choreographic task.

The scheme of work and student workbook come as PDF downloads. 

Cost: £9.98

WITHIN HER EYES BEHIND THE SCENES & INTERVIEWS

Visit our YouTube Channel to watch videos about the creation process of Within Her Eyes. See how the film was made and hear from the dancers about what it was like to create and perform the work. Plus get top tips from James and the dancers about being a dancer or choreographer.

Free

 
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WORKSHOPS

Workshops based on Within Her Eyes are available to book to either introduce pupils to the film or to deepen their understanding and help them to revise the work.

 

All workshops will be delivered by experienced professional dancers or by James on request.

The workshop content has been designed by the company in collaboration with experienced GCSE dance teachers to make clear links to the GCSE specification and aims to:

  • Introduce the choreographic themes.

  • Allow pupils to ask questions about transferring a work from stage to film.

  • Discuss the production features and their link to the choreographic intention.  

  • Demonstrate key moments from the work that make links to the dance idea.

  • Teach pupils a sequence from the work.

  • Develop pupils’ contact and choreographic skills to support both their understanding of the work and their own performance and choreographic work. 

  • Inspire pupils with a unique opportunity to work with experienced professional dancers.

 

Full or half day workshops are available and are for a maximum of 26 participants (size of space dependent). We are happy to split the day across two groups, either both GCSE groups or one GCSE and one other workshop tailored to the needs of a group of your choice. It may be beneficial for schools with smaller cohorts to consider collaborating with other groups in the same area to make up a full workshop to enable more pupils to experience the insight into the work.

HALF DAY

STANDARD 

  • One workshop leader

  • Introduction to contact work

  • Exploration of key movements and themes from Within Her Eyes

  • Creative tasks based on Within Her Eyes

From £235 plus travel

HALF DAY

PREMIUM 

  • Two workshop leaders

  • Contact work skills development

  • Repertory (modified to be suitable for GCSE students)

  • Creative task based on Within Her Eyes

From £280 plus travel

FULL DAY

PREMIUM

  • Two workshop leaders

  • Full day experience of working like a professional dancer.

  • In depth contact work session

  • Extended repertory (modified to be suitable for GCSE students)

  • Creative tasks based on Within Her Eyes building up to creating students own version of the work.

From £345 plus travel

STANDARD OR PREMIUM?

For our popular half day workshops we now offer two pricing options, this is to ensure our workshops are both affordable and meet the high standards we have become known for.

The main difference is with our standard workshop you will get one workshop leader whereas with the premium you will get two. As a result our standard workshops will have a more explorative and creative feel to them, whereas our premium workshops will place a greater emphasis on partner work skills and offer the chance for students to learn modified repertory.

 
 
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WHY CHOOSE OUR WORKSHOPS?

The company has learning at its heart. We are thrilled to be included in the new GCSE Specification and are passionate about delivering workshops that will be both exciting, engaging and inspiring for students but also beneficial to their studies. That's why we have worked in collaboration with experienced GCSE teachers to ensure our workshops will challenge pupils physical skills whilst also giving them an indepth understanding of Within Her Eyes, linking specifically to the requirements for the examination. 

 

Invaluable inspiration. Most companies will just send you one workshop leader, who often has never danced with the company or worked with the choreographer. We work differently. All our workshops will be delivered by professional dancers who have worked with James and have an in depth knowledge of the choreographic intention of the work, as well as experience of teaching pupils of this age and of a range of abilities. 

 

Two in one. We are aware your resources are limited so we have carefully crafted our workshops to both physically and creatively challenge students, offering a unique opportunity to learn professional repetoire, whilst also making the theoretical aspects of the work more accessible to pupils. Through engaging discussions and tasks that link directly to the AQA specification, we'll enable students to answer the written paper more successfully.

 

Contact work and choreographic ideas, we have it covered. Our aim is that by the end of the session everyone feels confident in making contact and lifting any one else in the group.We introduce contact work in a fun yet safe way, providing students with skills and starting points that they can apply to their own choreographic work in unit 3.2. 

 

We're here to meet your needs. We are keen to ensure the workshops delivered best suit your pupils needs so please contact us if you have specific requests or have any further questions on sarah@jamescousinscompany.com

 

 

For bookings & enquiries please contact

Francesca Moseley, Executive Producer

 

francesca@jamescousinscompany.com

For education & workshops please contact

Sarah Greener, Participation Manager

 

sarah@jamescousinscompany.com

 

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