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It's been a fantastic week at the school! Very excited for the year ahead! Our open evening is on Wednesday 19th September from 5pm - we look forward to welcoming new students into our Meridian family!


Always a pleasure having brilliant support from Learning and Teaching Leads!


A brilliant first week back!! and our amazing students have had a wonderful start to the year! Looking forward to Monday! Have a lovely weekend!


So lovely to welcome our new Year 7 students to the Meridian family... and amazing to meet more brilliant parents!!


We have had an amazing couple of INSET days and we are very much looking forward to meeting our brand new Year 7 students tomorrow! Welcome to the family!


Great to have you as part of the meridian family


Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

A very warm welcome to our two brand new schools which officially open today (1 September)! and are now fully part of the family! Best wishes to and as they lead.


Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Welcome to our new colleagues who have either joined a school within today or the central team supporting our schools. We are delighted to work with you as you support and teach our children and young people.


Very excited to be welcoming our new and returning staff back tomorrow! Inset day begins at 8:30am! /19


Retweeted From Jo Tanner

Whether you’re returning after the summer break or joining us for the first time, good luck and welcome to all staff and students


We are looking forward to welcoming our staff back on Monday 3rd September, Year 7 Wednesday 5th from 11am, Year 7 and 11 on Thursday 6th and all of our wonderful young people back to school on Friday 7th September!!


Retweeted From Jo Tanner

So proud of our Year 11 students receiving their GCSE results today - and of our great team to helped them get there.


Congratulations to our students and staff across and a huge thank you to for coming to support us! Team MHS are proud to continue .. bring on the new year!


A reminder for tomorrow.... all students can collect their GCSE results from 10am Good Luck Everyone!!


A message to all Parents and Year 11 students: GCSE results will be available to collect from 10am on Thursday 23rd August from School.


Such an honour to be part of this amazing event! We are so proud of the staff and student participants


What is Dance for at Meridian High School?

Dance is on the Curriculum at Meridian High School to give all students an appreciation for the arts. Dance is a medium for expression and great artistry. We are an inclusive department that tries to create engaging lessons for all to achieve highly.

Why does Dance as a subject matter?

Dance matters as everyone needs to learn basic coordination, timing and physicality. Everyone moves, therefor everyone dances.

What does Dance help young people to achieve?

Dance will help young learners to have a better awareness of their body. It also helps students to build confidence in performance. Dance allows learners to work together and problem solve, it is also great fun!

Topics covered in Year 7:

  • Banksy
  • Musical Theatre

Topics covered in Year 8:

  • Merce Cunningham
  • Dance in Music Videos

Topics covered in Year 9:

  • Performance
  • Choreography
  • Dance Appreciation

Topics covered in Year 10:

  • Performance
  • Choreography
  • Dance Appreciation

Topics covered in Year 11:

  • Performance
  • Choreography
  • Dance Appreciation

Qualification title:

GCSE Dance

Additional learning resources:

List of Set Works:

  • Artificial Things - Lucy Bennett
  • A Linha Curva - Itzik Galili
  • Infra - Wayne McGregor
  • Shadows - Christopher Bruce
  • Within Her Eyes - James Cousins
  • Emancipation of Expressionism - Kenrick H20 Sandy


Knowledge Organiser (Performing Arts) Date  
Knowledge Organiser Aut 1 final year 9 dance.pdf 18th Sep 2018 Download