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Year 8 Drama

Students have 1 lesson a week of drama in Year 8. It is expected that all students follow the 5 C's of Drama in their lessons which are: Concentration, Co-operation, Confidence, Communication and Contribution.

Students will be taught more complex drama techniques from Year 7 for example: Montage, Marking the moment, monologue and physical theatre. They will be taught about key drama practioners and how to use the drama practioners theory and practice for ideas in their peformance . Students will also be taught how to convey to the audience the rising tension of a scene and how to structure a devised piece so that the audience is kept engaged.

Schemes of Work

  • Status
  • Melodrama
  • Hillsborough Disaster
  • Popstars
  • The Titanic
  • The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty- scripted
  • Gizmo - Alan Ayckbourn - scripted

Extra-Curricular: Key Stage 3 drama club "Trapdoor Theatre Company" meet every Wednesday during term time from 3.30-4.30pm. Open to all Key stage 3 students who want to further improve their performance skills.

How am I assessed in Drama in Year 8?

Assessment takes place through both practical work and written extended writing work. In practical assessments each student will be assesed on their contribution towards working with others in a group to produce either a devised piece or scripted piece from page to stage. Students will also be assessed on their performance of their created piece and their evaluation skills of their own work and that of others.


Homework will be set every other week and it is vitally important that all students ensure that they are completing this as it will further help to enhance students progression in drama.



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