Subject: Drama

Rationale for design of KS3 Curriculum: Modelled on GCSE Drama Curriculum, initial skill building and introduction to Drama – condensed into 1 term per year group

At KS3 we do the following:

Y7

Key Stage 3

Key Focuses

Half Term 1

Charlotte Dymond: Scheme of work which introduces students to the main skills and techniques used in Drama. These include: still image, thought track, creating character, freeze frame, role play, flash backs

Half Term 2

The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty: Students will complete a text based unit where they will learn the underpinning elements of the study of a play text. Students will explore characters, learn how to use scripts effectively, understand stage directions and develop a piece of text for performance



Y8

Key Stage 3

Key Focuses

Half Term 1

Physical Theatre: Students will be introduced to alternative methods of presenting information. Students will study repertoire and build on this knowledge to develop their own Physical Theatre performance

Half Term 2

Blood Brothers (GCSE set text): Students will explore the plot and key characters within Blood Brothers. They will investigate how the context of the play will affect the portrayal of character and will experiment with character development

 

Assessment details:

Students will complete Knowledge Quizzes at the end of each half term and will also participate in a practical assessment for each unit