Welcome to Drama

Key Stage 3

Year 7

The year 7 curriculum is based around half termly projects that introduces and develops skills in observation, communication, voice and movement. All students will learn about theatre from different countries and cultures 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.

Schemes of work

  • African Theatre
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • The Twits
  • The Play of Little Soldier
  • Melodrama

Year 8

The year 8 curriculum have half termly projects 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.

Schemes of work

  • Monologues
  • Mime
  • Play Texts
  • Brecht
  • Human Rights
  • Greek Theatre

Year 9

The year 9 curriculum has half termly projects that will develop the use of movement, voice and characterisation. This curriculum also enhances performance and evaluating skills their own alongside preparing students for GCSE’s in the Creative Arts. Students can work on a number of varying areas of a performance as performer (acting 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.

Scheme of work

  • Physical Theatre
  • Blood Brothers
  • West Side Story
  • Woman in Black
  • Commedia Dell’Arte

Key Stage 4 GCSE

Year 10/11

The option groups study the Edexcel GCSE Drama course. This course focuses on practical work, developing creative ideas and supports progression to further study of the Creative Arts.

This involves 3 components

  • Devising (40%) – students create and perform a devised piece from a stimulus and also complete a portfolio of the creating and developing process.
  • Performance from Text (20%) – students either perform or design for two extracts from a performance text.
  • Theatre Makers in Practice (40%) – 1 hour 30 minute written exam studying one performance text and evaluatinig a live theatre performance.