In Drama during Key-Stage 3 (years 7-9) students will learn technical performance skills, explore a range of creative processes while also developing their reflective practice.
Through both the medium of devised and scripted drama, students are given the opportunity to examine characters, understand plot and experiment with a variety of dramatic strategies. They will develop their confidence, collaborative skills and directing talents while working individually, in pairs or larger groups.
Throughout the creative process, students will evaluate and reflect on their own work and the work of their peers as well as examining professional performances. This will allow students to progress as creators and performers ready to continue into GCSE Drama.
|Year 7 Curriculum Overview||Themes||Unit content|
|HT1||Improvisation||Physical, vocal and collaboration|
|HT2 & HT3||Evacuees||Still Image, Thought Track, Narration and Devising|
|HT4||Melodrama||Stick characters, Physicality, Mime and Role-play|
|HT5 & HT6||The Island||Mime, Scripts, News report, Monologues, Role Play|
|Year 8 Curriculum Overview||Themes||Unit content|
|HT1||Greek Theatre||Choral Speech and Movement|
|HT2||The Haunting||Physical Theatre, Atmosphere and Tension, Monologue|
|HT3||Knife Crime||News Report, Advert, Role Play, Devising, Script|
|HT4||Theatre Practitioners||Script work, Devising, Directing and Characterisation.|
|HT5||Missing Dan Nolan||Script work, Flashbacks, Hot-Seating and News Report.|
|HT6||Theatre In Education (TIE)||Script work, Advert, Role-play|
|Year 9 Curriculum Overview||Themes||Unit content|
|HT1 & HT2||Blood Brothers||Scripted Performance, Written exam questions, Exploration and Analysis of Play|
|HT3 & HT4||War||Devising and Portfolio|
|HT5 & HT6||Too Much Punch for Judy||Scripted Performance, Exploration and Analysis of Play|