Site A Drama | Site B Drama
Students study drama in Year 7, 8 and 9. The schemes of work are designed to promote communication and team-working skills, along with introducing students to techniques and conventions that are required for GCSE/BTEC Drama. They will be given the opportunity to devise and present scripted and improvised dramas in response to a range of stimuli.
During Year 7 they will be introduced to the basic skills of acting, including the use of facial expressions, body language and the voice. The first unit is linked to the novel being studied in English and introduces students to the basic conventions and techniques of drama. They then have the opportunity to work on a performance piece and develop role and character skills based on the play the ‘Demon Head, before a comedy text study unit, focusing on skills of empathy and understanding. In the final two units they will have the opportunity to build on what they have learnt during the year in creating a piece of drama based on a range of stimuli.
Year 8 pupils will be introduced to new elements of theatre and stage as well as being encouraged to develop skills that they were introduced to in Year 7. The first unit is linked to the novel being studied in English and introduces students to new conventions and techniques of drama. Pupils will then create a performance piece based on ‘The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty’, and consider how it could effectively be produced. Extending from the text study in Year 7 they will then examine a traditional text. To conclude the Year 8 schemes of work they will then consider and develop the skills needed to create a short piece of ‘Theatre in Education.’
During Year 9 pupils will be introduced to new elements of theatre and stage as well as being encouraged to develop skills that they were introduced to in Year 7 and 8. The first unit is linked to the novel being studied in English and introduces students to further conventions and techniques of drama. They will then have the opportunity to work on an extract from ‘Blood Brothers’ for performance and in preparation for further study at GCSE. To conclude the year pupils will create a dramatic performance as a piece of educational theatre to illustrate the effects of Knife and Gun crime.
|YEAR 7||YEAR 8||YEAR 9|
|AUTUMN||Journey to Jo’burg||Holes||Private Peaceful|
|WINTER||Demon Headmaster||The Terrible Fate of
|SPRING||Alan Ahlberg||The Listeners||The Identification|
|SUMMER||The Green Children||The Refugees||Shoot!!|