Key Stage 3

Year 7

Term 1

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. 

Term 2

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

Term 3

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.’ 

 

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

Kombara: Using a range of dramatic stimulus students explore techniques that look beyond the words to delve into interpretation and meaning.

 

 

Year 9

Term 1

Teechers: Using the John Godber play pupils will use a range of dramatic devices to communicate meaning to an audience.

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

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.