Key Stage 3

Year 7

Term 1- Naturalism: Pupils are introduced to the three strands of assessment used in Drama: Creating, Performing and Responding. We will explore characterisation through portraying roles different to ourselves with focus.  There is a focus on applying vocal and physical skills when creating a character.

 

Term 2- Comedy V’s Tragedy Pupils will develop an Understanding of the skills required when performing in contrasting styles. We will use a range of scripts to rehearse and develop performance skills. This will range from Shakespearian scripts to modern extracts.

 

Term 3- Physical Theatre:  Using movement and ensemble pupils will have the opportunity to place emphasis on the physical and emotion rather than the spoken word.

 

Year 8

Term 1- Non Naturalism:  Pupils experiment with non-naturalistic theatre and different drama forms.  Combining sound, movement and image.

 

Term 2-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.

 

Term 3- Project Theatre:  You will use a range of stimulus to devise an original piece of theatre. There will be a focus on the theme and message of the piece and how this will be communicated to an audience. We will look at how effects are created and explore the design and performance elements of a production. 

 

Year 9

Term 1- Non Naturalism:  Pupils experiment with non-naturalistic theatre and different drama forms.  Combining sound, movement and image.

Term 2- 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. 

Term 3- Scripted Theatre:  You will have the opportunity to explore the final strand of the GCSE examination ‘Texts in Practice.’ Using a range of script extracts we will apply theatre practitioner theories to highlight the themes in the text.