Key Stage 3
Introduction to Drama: Pupils begin to explore Drama and Theatre looking in detail at; Space/Performers/Audience.
Baseline Assessment: Pupils are introduced to the three strands of assessment used in Drama: Creating, Performing and Responding.
Physical Theatre: Using movement and ensemble pupils will have the opportunity to place emphasis on the physical and emotional rather than the spoken word.
Shakespeare: Using extracts from several Shakespeare plays pupils take a practical approach to his work. This includes exploring character, context, Directors production concepts and the style of ‘Commedia dell’ Arte.’
Exploring Tension: Pupils will have the opportunity to develop their directing skills throughout this term. Pupils identify stands of tension and experiment with lighting, staging and character to enhance tension in a scene.
Non Naturalism: Pupils experiment with non-naturalistic theatre and different drama forms. Combining sound, movement and image.
Kombara: Using a range of dramatic stimulus students explore techniques that look beyond the words to delve into interpretation and meaning.
Teechers: Using the John Godber play pupils will use a range of dramatic devices to communicate meaning to an audience.
Introduction to GCSE: Pupils will have the opportunity to explore two of the GCSE examination strands: ‘devising theatre’ and ‘scripted performance’. They will produce work in line with the GCSE criteria and explore how marks are gained in KS4.
Theatre Evaluation: Pupils will use a variety of performances to explore the evaluation strand of GCSE. They will look at how effects are created and explore the design and performance elements of a production. There is an opportunity for pupils to design costumes and set within this unit of study.