Welcome to Drama
Performing Arts (Drama) Key Stage 3
Lessons are based around half termly units that introduce and develop skills in spatial awareness, observation, communication, voice and movement. All students will learn about the basics of drama through games and group activities. They will also understand the origins of storytelling whilst acting out and creating their own scenes. Students will have the chance to gain knowledge of the stage and script work as well as performing roles. There is also significant work on vocal projection and clarity of speech. Students are assessed at half term based on three criteria; creating (devising), performing and evaluating.
Schemes of work
- Introduction to the Performing Arts
- Introduction to Mime
- Morphing Objects and Improvisation
- Shakespeare – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- Melodrama – Victorian Theatre and Silent Film
Students have half termly units that concentrate on developing the use of movement, voice, performing roles and evaluating their own and others work. Students will be working on individual performances in the monologue unit as well as a varying number of group task units. Students are expected to be developing confidence, communication and evaluative skills to create their own work and recreate plays. Students are assessed half-termly at the end of each unit based on three criteria; creating (devising), performing and evaluating.
Schemes of work
- Radio Play (Speech and Drama)
- Developing a Script (Dragon’s Den)
- Using a Script and Designing (Talkin’ WWIII Blues)
- Greek Theatre
Students have half termly units that will develop the use of the voice, musicality and characterisation. Lessons also further enhance performance and evaluating skills alongside preparing students for GCSE Drama. Students can work on a number of varying areas of a performance as performer (acting, singing and dancing) or costume, lighting or set designer. They are expected to be developing in confidence to create, perform and evaluate their own work and provide constructive feedback to others. Students are assessed half-termly at the end of each unit based on three criteria; creating (devising), performing and evaluating.
Schemes of work
- Musical Theatre (West Side Story)
- Physical Theatre
- West Side Story
- Commedia Dell’Arte
- Drama Project (led by Year 11’s culminating in a whole school production) – Monday lunchtimes and Wednesday after school. Open to all years.
- Vocal Group – Tuesday lunchtimes. Open to all years.
- Singing/Ensemble Group – Wednesday lunchtimes. Open to all years.
- Musical Theatre Club – Thursday after school. Open to all years.
- Students will perform in assemblies to their teachers and peers, intimate productions in the Drama Studio with invited audiences and at community events locally.
- A large-scale, full school production/musical annually.
- King Arthur’s students work in conjunction with Wincanton Youth Theatre primarily forming the Youth Production Team which includes lighting, sound technicians, set construction and promotion.
|Allegory||Director||Irony||Projection||Tempo Rhythm in movement|
|Amphitheatre||Down Stage (DS)||Kinesics||Prompt||Text|
|Analysis||Drama||(movement & gesture)||Props||Theatre|
|Antagonist||Dramatic||L||Proscenium Arch||Theatre in Education|
|Anti-hero||Duologue||Language||Protagonist||Theatre of the Absurd|
|Aphorism||Dynamics||Lighting||Proxemics||Theatre in the round|
|Applause||E||Lighting Effect (LX)||Pun||Theme|
|Apron||Effective||Liturgical Drama||Puppets||Through line of action|
|Audition||Epic||Melodrama||Rehearsed Improvisation||Thought tracking|
|B||Epilogue||Method of Physical Action||Restoration||Unison|
|Believability||Evaluation||Mime||Rhyme||Up Stage (US)|
|Body movement||Facial Expression||Montage||Satire||Voice Over|
|Centre Stage (CS)||Flash Back||Movement||Set||Wardrobe|
|Circle of Attention||Freeze||N||Soliloquy||Wings|
|Cliché||Front of House (FOH)||Narrative||Sound Effects (SFX)||Word play|
|Commedia dell’ Arte||G||Naturalism||Spectator|
|Context||Gesture||P||Stage Left (SL)|
|Cooperation||Gobo||Pace||Stage Right (SR)|