Drama

Key Stage 3

Drama is about learning how the dramatic process works and how to use dramatic techniques to explore themes and issues that relate to a playwright’s intention. It is also about how to create a character and perform as that character. You will explore themes, ideas and plays  practically and your teacher will assess how you have developed their skills.

Students will have the opportunity to attend theatre performances, take part in the Shakespeare Festival and the school production.

 

 

Yr Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
7 Introduction to Drama

Silent movies

Skill development: Developing character and storyline, movement, facial expressions, developing mime skills.

 

 

   From Page to Stage

(script work)

          Ernie’s Incredible Hallucination

Skill development: Following stage directions, characterisation, movement and voice.

 

             The Genre of Musicals

Oliver, Bugsy Malone and Grease

Skill focus: Learning a script, characterisation and choreographed movement.

 

8  

Ricky Brown/Remembrance Day

Skill development: Improvisation, tableau, characterisation and thought tracking.

 

From Page to Stage

(script work)

                       ASBO

Skill development: Following stage directions, characterisation, movement and voice.

 

                  Style and Genre

Developing understanding of various styles and genres within drama.

Soap Opera, Melodrama and TiE

 

 

 

KS4:

 

Yr Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
9 Easter Island

TiE Performance

and Evaluation

 

BTEC: Component 2:

Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts

 

 

BTEC Component 1:

Exploring the Performing Arts

10 Shakespeare:

Introduction to Performance

BTEC Component 1:

Exploring the Performing Arts

 

BTEC: Component 2: Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts

 

11 Unit 1: Devised

Performance, Portfolio and Evaluation

Unit 3: Exam preparation

DNA

Unit 2: Scripted Performance

 

Live Performance Evaluation

 

Unit3:

Exam preparation- DNA

 

Key Stage 4

GCSE Drama is about learning how the dramatic process works, how to use dramatic technique to explore themes and issues and a playwright’s intention. It is also about how to create a character and perform using a variety of styles and genres. During the examination students will be assessed on the following:

1)A devised performance with a written portfolio

2)A scripted performance

3)Written exam focusing on a play studied and a response to a live performance.

Students will get the opportunity to attend theatre performances and workshops to further develop their skills.

 

Sixth Form

Theatre Studies students would be well equipped to follow degree courses in Drama, English, Journalism/Media Studies, Stage-Management and Arts Management. In addition to fostering critical and creative skills, Theatre Studies also increases confidence and leadership skills along with training in team work. Recent A Level students have gone on to do subject ranging from Drama to Medicine.

Theatre Studies trains students to develop:

1. Competence in applied practical skills a. within a group b. individually.
2. An appreciation of a play from a director’s and an actor’s viewpoint through analysis of both prepared and unseen texts.
3. Knowledge of theatrical influences, conventions and styles related to the development of theatre and the relationship between theatre and society.
4. An appreciation of the contribution of selected practitioners to theatre.
5. A critical response to live theatre