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Drama

Drama

Subject Leader – Mrs Peacock (Performing Arts)

Year 7
Aims: To introduce students to drama skills and conventions helping them gain confidence in speaking and working within a group.
Topics:
Introduction to Drama, Physical Theatre, Pantomime, Devising Project, Melodrama, Oliver Twist
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Understanding historical and social context, researching stock characters. Bitesize.

Year 8
Aims: To learn how to become more spontaneous and independent. Students will work on putting together longer performances using scripts and their own devised work.
Topics:Improvisation, The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty, Devising Project, Theatre in Education
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Bitesize, Watching episodes of ‘Who’s Line is it Anyway?’, researching genre.

Year 9
Aims:
To introduce students to different performance styles and genres.
Topics:Physcial Theatre, Devising Project, Hillsborough, Missing Dan Nolan
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Bitesize, watching live theatre, research Frantic Assembly, research performance styles and genres.

Year 10 (GCSE qualification)
Aims: The course has 4 objectives:
1. Create and develop ideas to communicate meaning for theatrical performance.
2. Apply theatrical skills to realise artistic intentions in live performance
3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how theatre is developed and performed (review of live theatre)
4. Analyse and evaluate their own work and the work of others.
Topics:
Introduction to GCSE Drama, Devising project, Style and genre, Introduction to exam section B, Exam, Exploration of Blood Brothers
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Bitesize, watching live theatre, practice reviewing films, research practitioners, researching performance styles and genres.

Year 11 (GCSE qualification)
Aims: The course has 4 objectives:
1. Create and develop ideas to communicate meaning for theatrical performance.
2. Apply theatrical skills to realise artistic intentions in live performance
3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how theatre is developed and performed (review of live theatre)
4. Analyse and evaluate their own work and the work of others.
Topics:
The study of a play for exam (TBC), Workshops on Blood Brothers, Live review practice, Exam paper practice, Summer exam
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Bitesize, watching live theatre, practice reviewing films, research practitioners, researching performance styles and genres, revising Blood Brothers, completing practice papers.

For more information about the Drama curriculum please contact Mrs Peacock.