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Drama

Year 7

Learning Outcomes:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the use of some drama conventions/

               explorative strategies in improvisation

  • Development of: group skills, vocal skills, physical skills, creativity
  • Introduction to physical theatre
  • Interpretation of plot, language and characterisation in ‘First Day’

Topics Taught:

  • Introduction to drama skills: using a stimulus
  • Working with a script:  conventions of script-writing, performing a script (First Day)
  • Improvisation: Evacuation, empathy, developing characters

Year 8

Learning Outcomes:

  • Interpreting Shakespeare using props, costume and technology
  • Development of mime, physical expression and control
  • Understanding and interpreting character from a text
  • Choral speaking; use of narrator; flashback; slow-motion; physical theatre

Topics Taught:

  • Characterisation: making judgements and forming opinions
  • Techniques in Performance: Whispers in the Graveyard
  • Shakespeare Shorts: bringing the poetry to life

Year 9

Learning Outcomes:

  • Knowledge and understanding of exploration of an issue through drama
  • Planning and performing for a target audience
  • Knowledge and understanding of Crime Drama
  • Developing a script through improvisation
  • Understanding and interpreting character and plot

Topics Taught:

  • Introduction to Theatre in Education – targeting young children
  • Issue-based drama – Forum and Verbatim Theatre
  • Crime Drama: Todorov’s Narrative Theory; crime drama conventions
  • Understanding character development in a script - DNA

Year 10 Drama: VQ RSL Creative and Performing Arts Award

Learning Outcomes:

  • Developing knowledge and skills of acting as a craft
  • Knowledge and understanding of Stanislavski and his Method
  • Application of The Method to modern and classical texts
  • Knowledge and understanding of language in communicating character
  • Reflection and evaluation of own and others’ performance
  • Completion of Performance and written coursework for Unit 212 Performing Text

Topics Taught:

  • History of Theatre
  • Naturalism vs Melodrama
  • Developing vocal skills
  • Movement and the Actor Lacoqs 7 Stages; Gesture Vs Mannerism
  • Introduction to Stanislavski and his Method.
  • Understanding context – Unit 212 Performing Text
  • Applying The Method to a modern and classical texts – Unit 212 Performing Text
  • Rehearsal and Performance skills – Unit 212 Performing Text

Year 11 Drama: VQ RSL Creative and Performing Arts Award

Learning Outcomes:

  • Completion of mock controlled assessment
  • Completion of Controlled assessment

Topics Taught

  • Planning for a live performance
  • Identifying personal aims;
  • Devising for a performance and demonstrating skills;
  • Incorporating taught skills into performance, rehearsing and modifying
  • Performance: reviewing and reflecting; presenting a review