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Drama

YEAR 7

Learning outcomes

During Year 7 students will learn a range of basic skills in creating new content, performing and evaluating.

Topics taught

  • Freeze-frames/still images
  • Thought tracking
  • Writing in role and role on the wall
  • Soundscapes
  • Evaluation
  • Characterisation

YEAR 8

Learning outcomes

During Year 8 students will learn a range of skills that capitalise on the skills developed in Year 7. Moving into topics that cover historical events and social issues in a constructive way.

Topics taught

  • Roleplay
  • Improvisation
  • Research and analysis skills
  • Hot-seating
  • Split staging
  • Cross-cutting

YEAR 9

Learning outcomes

During Year 9 students are taught a range of skills that will set them up for their GCSE in Drama. From practitioner studies to physical theatre and from scripted performance to devised work students are taught a wide range of information in a fun and creative way. 

Topics taught

  • Practitioner studies – Looking at styles of performing including naturalistic and non-naturalistic
  • Scripted drama – Looking at the play ‘Teechers’ by John Godber
  • Devising work – Pupils are given a stimulus to develop into a performance

YEAR 10

Learning outcomes

During Year 10 work starts on the required GCSE units.

Topics taught

  • Whole group devising – Using WW2 as the stimulus pupils must create a group performance
  • Research
  • Development and evaluation skills.
  • GCSE devising unit. Working in groups to devising work based off a stimulus provided by OCR.

YEAR 11

Learning outcomes

Pupils are guided through the final two units of their GCSE exam.

Topics taught

  • Live theatre evaluation
  • Scripted drama (performed to an examiner)
  • Analysis of a dramatic text (Blood Brothers)

YEAR 12

Learning outcomes Pupils will complete the first two of four units that form the Level 3 BTEC in performing arts.
Topics taught
  • Investigating Practitioner Work
  • Variety Show performance skills including:

- Singing

- Acting

- Dancing

- Magic

- Puppeteering

- Stand Up Comedy

YEAR 13

Learning outcomes Pupils will complete the final two units forming the Level 3 BTEC in performing arts.
Topics taught
  • Group performance workshop
  • Developing skills and techniques for live performance