Curriculum

DRAMA

Our aim in Drama is to help pupils to explore the world around them and to ignite their creativity, passion and interest in drama and theatre. Drama is taught as a discrete subject at KS3 as part of the Music and Drama carousel.

Pupils are given the opportunity to develop their understanding of drama practitioners and performance styles. They will experience live theatre and have the opportunity to be involved in Academy productions. Pupils will also consider aspects of theatrical design, including costume and set design, music and lighting.

Curriculum Overview
Year 7 Year 8
  • The art of story telling
  • Exploring mind and physical theatre
  • Exploring Greek theatre
  • Exploring Fairy tales
  • Working in a team; communication
  • Still image
  • Role-play
  • Character
  • Mime
  • Thought-tracks
  • Soundscapes
  • Split-scene
  • Devising drama
  • Working in a team/ communication
  • Pupils will develop the skills they have learnt in Yr7
  • Use dramatic conventions to work productively with others to plan, shape, rehearse and realise a dramatic performance based on a script
  • Working collaboratively and responding sensitively to others
  • Developing character through soliloquy, dialogue and action
  • Writing an evaluation of a dramatic performance
  • Introduction to Shakespeare
  • Shakespeare’s language
  • Shakespeare insults
  • Seven Ages of Man (Montage)
  • Romeo and Juliet (Stage Fighting)
  • Hamlet (Physical Theatre, Building Atmosphere)
  • Macbeth (Soundscapes, Mime, Narration)
  • The Tempest (Character, Humour)
Assessment

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

Enrichment Offer

All pupils are given the opportunity to audition for the Academy annual production. They are also invited to attend after school Drama Club.

Useful Resources and Revision Support