Drama Key Stage 3

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

Year 7 Curriculum OverviewThemesUnit content
HT1ImprovisationPhysical, vocal and collaboration
HT2 & HT3EvacueesStill Image, Thought Track, Narration and Devising
HT4MelodramaStick characters, Physicality, Mime and Role-play
HT5 & HT6The IslandMime, Scripts, News report, Monologues, Role Play


Year 8

Year 8 Curriculum OverviewThemesUnit content
HT1Greek TheatreChoral Speech and Movement
HT2The Haunting Physical Theatre, Atmosphere and Tension, Monologue
HT3Knife CrimeNews Report, Advert, Role Play, Devising, Script
HT4Theatre PractitionersScript work, Devising, Directing and Characterisation.
HT5Missing Dan NolanScript work, Flashbacks, Hot-Seating and News Report.
HT6Theatre In Education (TIE)Script work, Advert, Role-play


Year 9

Year 9 Curriculum OverviewThemesUnit content
HT1 & HT2Blood BrothersScripted Performance, Written exam questions, Exploration and Analysis of Play
HT3 & HT4WarDevising and Portfolio
HT5 & HT6Too Much Punch for JudyScripted Performance, Exploration and Analysis of Play