Learning & Achieving Together

Drama

Our vision is to foster a lifelong interest in the dramatic arts in all our students.

Key Stage 3

Year 7

  • Introduction to drama – working together
  • Exploring storytelling – The Journey
  • Conventions and performance style – physical theatre
  • Introduction to text - Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations
  • Genre – Shakespeare

Year 8

  • Responding to stimulus
  • Exploration of a play text
  • Conventions and performance style – naturalism and non naturalism
  • Genre and performance support – horror / melodrama

Year 9

  • Exploring an issue – fame and celebrity
  • Live theatre evaluation
  • Text – Blood Brothers
  • Public speaking

Key Stage 4

GCSE Drama is split into three units of study.

Year 10 Course Structure

  • Component 1 - 40% Devising
  • Component 2 - 20% Performance from text
  • Component 3 - 30% Theatre in practice (written exam)

Year 11 Assessment and Examinations (Edexcel)

  • Unit 1 Drama exploration: (30%) practical controlled assessments - internally assessed
  • Unit 2 Exploring play texts: (30%) written controlled assessments -  internally assessed
  • Unit 3 Drama performance:(40%) performance - externally assessed (March)

Extra Curricular Opportunities

All students have the opportunity to participate in a range of drama enrichment activities which include:

  • Theatre trips
  • Key stage 3 theatre club
  • Arts festival
  • Whole school productions