Drama

Year

 

Term 1a

Term 1b

Term 2a

Term 2b

Term 3a

Term 3b

7

 

 

 

 

 

Into the Forest

 

Students will learn how to use abstract techniques following the story of ‘Into the Forest’.

Into the Forest

 

Students will create their own children’s story using techniques learned.

A Midsummer

Night’s Dream

 

Students will learn how to show status, use mime and Shakespearean language as well as developing previous techniques.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

 

Students will create a performance based on the 3 sets of characters in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty

 

Students will learn rehearsal techniques to create scenes based on the play.

Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty

 

Students will create their own ending to the play, based on their knowledge.

8

 

 

 

 

 

Melodrama

 

Students will learn about Melodrama techniques such as aides and over exaggeration.

Melodrama

 

Students will create their own Melodrama based on a given Victorian location.

Macbeth

 

Students will learn how to use abstract techniques and explore key themes in the play.

Macbeth

 

Students will create an abridged version of Macbeth using techniques learned.

Missing Dan Nolan

 

Students will use the true life story of Dan Nolan to create naturalistic performances.

Missing Dan Nolan

 

Students will create a documentary drama on the case of Dan Nolan.

9

I Have a Dream

 

Students will learn about the history of black rights using Theatre in Education techniques.

I Have a Dream

 

Students will create a Theatre in Education piece to educate Yr7s on prejudice/discrimination.

Blood Brothers

 

Students will study the play and developing their understanding of how to approach a text.

Blood Brothers

 

Students will create an abridged version of Blood Brothers.

Theatre Project

 

Students will create an original piece of theatre from a stimulus, using relevant techniques learned over KS3 course.

Theatre Project

 

Students will continue to rehearse before performing their final pieces.

 

10

AQA

 

 

 

 

 

GCSE Component 2: Devising Drama

 

Students will develop their understanding of key theatre practitioners.

GCSE Component 1: Understanding Drama

 

Students will study The Crucible by Arthur Miller, and consider the play as a whole (acting/directing/designing).

GCSE Component 3: Texts in Practice

 

Students will continue to study The Crucible and prepare a performance using 2 key extracts.

GCSE C3 and C2

 

Students will perform extracts (Mock based on C3 criteria) and then begin to explore chosen stimuli for Devising Exam.

GCSE Component 1: Devising Drama

 

Students will create performances and will document process through Devising Log.

GCSE Component 1: Devising Drama

 

Students will perform pieces (assessed internally) and Devising Logs will be completed.

11

Eduqas

 

 

 

 

GCSE Component 1

Devising Theatre

 

Students will recap practitioners, choosing one to focus to create Devised pieces based on a chosen stimulus. Students will also gather evidence for Portfolio of Evidence.

 

Students will also explore DNA by Dennis Kelly at intermittent lessons in the term (C3).

GCSE Component 1

Devising Theatre

 

Students will rehearse and perform their Devised pieces (assessed internally) and will complete Portfolio of Evidence and written evaluation (controlled assessment).

Students will also select 2 key extracts from contrasting play for C2 assessment.

 

GCSE Component 2 Performing from a Text

 

Students will learn how to approach a text and will perform extracts to a visiting examiner.

 

Students will also explore DNA by Dennis Kelly at intermittent lessons in the term (C3).

GCSE Component 3 Interpreting Theatre

 

Students will focus on DNA, considering different staging choices from the view of an actor/director/designer.

 

Students will also visit the theatre to watch a live production (date TBC).

 

Students will analyse live theatre production and the creative choices made (actor/director/designer) and evaluate effectiveness.

 

Exam Skills and Final Revision for Component 3 Interpreting Theatre

 

 

END OF COURSE