Drama

Overview of the Drama Curriculum

The topics students cover throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 are outlined in the table below:

Year Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
7 Baseline &

Mini-Scripts

 

Script based SOW.

 

Still Image & basic acting skills

Darkwood Manor

 

Creative/ Inventive SOW.

 

Structuring devised drama.

Evacuees

 

Historical themed SOW exploring WW2

 

  • Structure & drama techniques
Bugsy Malone

 

Script based

SOW exploration of a text

 

Staging & character skills.

Silent Movies

 

Skills based SOW

 

Mime, movement, storytelling through movement.

Heroism

 

Skills & Issue based SOW

 

Drama styles & techniques

8 On The Streets

 

Issue based SOW looking at homelessness.

 

Structure/Strategy

/Symbolism

School

 

Multirole play comedy work

 

Characterisation

 

Gang Culture

 

Issue based SOW looking at gang culture

Symbolism/ Strategies

 

Fame

 

SOW looking at the trappings of fame.

 

Impact on audience.

War

 

Issue based SOW. War and its effects

.

Structure/Impact

Transformations

 

Script page to stage & performance technique.

 

9 One Drink Too Many

 

Issue based SOW looking at drink and young people.

 

Script/Structure & Impact.

7 Deadly Sins

 

Structuring drama from a stimulus.

 

Exploration of symbolism – mood and atmosphere.

Let Him Have It

 

Exploration of the Derek Bentley story.

 

Voice skills/Theatre as a whole

Status

 

Issue based SOW exploring historical oppression through status & how to show this onstage.

Protest

 

Issue based exploring impact on and influence of the audience.

 

Don’t Blame Facebook

 

Issue based

scheme of work

about

responsible

internet use.

(TIE)

10 Intro to GCSE

Compressed intro to GCSE Components 1/2/3

 

One in three lessons written up & evaluated.

Live Theatre Trip

MOCK

Component 3

Scripted pieces

 

Component 1

Set text

Our Day Out

 

MOCK

Component 2

Devising

Body Image

Devising & Log

 

Component 1

Live performance review.

MOCK

Component 2

Modern Slavery

Domestic Violence.

Log Book

 

Component 1

Knowledge & understanding of theatre

Component 2

Holocaust

Log book

 

 

Component 1

MOCK EXAM PREP

Component 2

Holocaust

Performance & recording

 

 

 

Component 1

MOCK EXAM

(1hr 45mins)

 

11 Unit 2

Acting

30%

Blood Brothers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 1 Prep:

MOCK EXAM

Section A

Body Image

 

Section B

Blood Brothers

 

Unit 2

Holocaust – 30%

Devised Thematic

(NB Moderation groups to be decided)

MODERATION

Holocaust Moderation Prep.

 

Prep for written examination

 

Unit 1

 

Exam preparation and intervention.

 

 

Links to GCSE Exam Board Specifications

The specification code for GCSE Drama Year 10 is 8261

Link to Spec  - http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/drama/gcse/drama-8261

The specification code for GCSE Drama Year 11 is 4240

Link to Spec  – http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/drama/gcse/drama-4240

Additional Information

Include details of any extra-curricular activities including:

  • Interventions – Daily rehearsals lynch and after school.
  • Revision sessions – Targeted at key point in the year .
  • Trips – Theatre trips and visits.
  • Clubs – Annual School Production – Ks3 Drama Club – Musical Theatre Tuesday – Year 10 ‘Off Book’ Scripted drama club.

 

Teaching Staff

Mr A Walker Head of Subject
Miss S Gill Head of Year 7 and Drama Teacher
Miss N Cowley Teacher of Creative Arts (Drama & Music)