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Drama

Subject Leader – Mrs Peacock (Performing Arts)

Year 7
Aims:
 To introduce students to drama skills and techniques, helping them gain confidence in speaking and working within a group.
Topics Include:
Introduction to Drama, Pantomime and Silent Movies.
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Watch a Pantomime. Research Charlie Chaplin and wat one of his movies.

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 Include: Improvisation, The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty and Comedy
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Bitesize. Watching episodes of ‘Who’s Line is it Anyway?’. Research different sub genres of comedy.

Year 9
Aims:

To introduce students to different performance styles and genres.
Topics Include: Theatre-in-Education, Hillsborough and Physical Theatre
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Bitesize. Watch a documentary on the Hillsbrough disaster.

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 Include:
Introduction to GCSE Drama, Missing Dan Nolan and Devising GCSE exam
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Bitesize, watch various GCSE and Alevel performances on YouTube

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:
Blood Brothers, Live Review, Presenting and Performing Texts
Possible homework tasks and useful sites:
Bitesize, watching live theatre, practice reviewing performances, research practitioners, performance styles and genres, revising Blood Brothers, completing practice papers.

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