Drama

Curriculum Information for Key Stage 3 students

 

Welcome to the Drama department

Aim:

To continue to provide a broad, accessible curriculum that meets the needs of ALL students enabling progress both short term and long term and to promote a love of drama as a discreet subject and foster a respectful acceptance of all students who wish to and strive to excel at the subject.

 

Overview:      

A spiral curriculum which introduces key techniques and concepts in Year 7 and revisits these across KS3 in a variety of contexts including historical theatre, theatre-makers and practitioners, creating own work and working from established scripts.

 

What topics will I study in KS3 (years 7, 8 & 9):

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 7 Topics:

Introduction

To Drama

 

 

Assessment:

Baseline – Using techniques

 

Topics:

Space ship Orion

 

 

Assessment:

Creating a presentation

Topics:

Greek Theatre

 

 

Assessment:

Applying techniques

Topics:

Myths and Legends

 

 

Assessment:

Docudrama

Topics:

Cluedo

 

 

 

Assessment:

Storytelling

Topics:

Greenhaven

 

 

 

Assessment:

Spoken thought

Year 8 Topics:

Sweeney Todd

 

Assessment:

Angel/Devil

 

Topics:

Commedia D’elle Arte

 

Assessment:

Applying techniques

Topics:

Titanic

 

 

Assessment:

Giving Witness

Topics:

Masks

 

 

Assessment:

Rehearsing, performing with masks

Topics:

Stories from other cultures

Assessment:

Physical Theatre

Topics:

Medieval Mystery Plays

Assessment:

Historical Context

Year 9 Topics:

Practitioners

 

 

Assessment:

Chosen practitioner

 

Topics:

Elizabethan Theatre

 

Assessment:

Rehearse and perform Shakespeare

Topics:

Physical Theatre

 

Assessment:

Line Stories

Topics:

Melodrama

 

 

Assessment:

Melodrama scripted scene

Topics:

Introduction to script

 

Assessment:

Multi-role scene

Topics:

Blood Brothers

 

Assessment:

Text in action

 

Can I study this at KS4?

Yes – GCSE Drama J316 (Exam Board OCR)

 

Are there any enrichment opportunities in school?

Whole School Musical

Whole School Plays

Drama Club – Year 7

Drama Club – Year 7-9

 

What could I do/read at home to help myself or where could I visit to help my learning?

Research the topics above

See live theatre

Read plays

Write plays

Join a local Youth Theatre

Take Lamda Exams

 

Useful website links:

National Theatre

Shakespeares Globe

Rose Theatre Kingston

National Theatre Archive

V&A Theatre Archive

Routledge Performance Archive