Drama

KS3

Year Group

Areas of Study

7 & 8

Term 1: Text in Performance – Rehearsing a monologue, duologue or group piece

Term 2: Evacuees – Role play and devising skills

Term 3: Shakespeare on stage

Term 4: Physical Theatre

Term 5: Showcase

Term 6: Commedia dell'arte

NB. Students study Drama for the whole year in either Year 7 or Year 8

9

Term 1: Text in Performance – Rehearsing a monologue, duologue or group piece

Term 2: “The Play That Goes Wrong” – Exploring comedy

Term 3: Live Theatre – Reviewing live productions

Term 4: Physical Theatre – Introduction to Frantic Assembly

Term 5: Devising project – Responding to stimulus

Term 6: Devising project – Performing to an audience

KS4

At GCSE, in Year 10, students study a range of smaller projects; seagulls, picture frame, 3D printed object, focusing on a range of skills that will be needed for their Non Examinable Assessment (NEA).

The course comprises of 50% NEA and 50% exam (2hr).

In year 11, students produce a portfolio and a practical outcome that, with guidance, satisfies a need that has been identified to a brief provided by the exam board. Students currently produce high quality concepts which would not look out of place in a design shop.

We really try to promote independence in the student’s designing, with this coupled with an excellent course structure, our students really thrive in our exciting environment.