Students have 1 lesson a week of drama at Key Stage 3 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 key drama techniques, for example: Split Screen, Flashbacks, Mime, Tableaux,, Thought Tracking and use of proxemics that they will need to use in their devised pieces. They will also be given the opportunity to read and learn lines from a published play and to understand the process of page to stage. Students will also be taught how to successfully use their voice, movement and facial expressions in a performance to convey character and how to successfully engage with their audience. They will also learn about the key theatre practitioners and how to demonstrate the practitioners techniques in a performance. In Year 9 students will further enhance and develop their physical, vocal and interpretative skills and will be given the opportunity to practice how to respond to a brief and to create a devised piece to a target audience. Year 9 students will practice and refine how to create a performance from page to stage and how to successfully convey their characters intentions in a scene. All of the skills and techniques rehearsed at Key Stage 3 will aid students with their progression on to study BTEC Technical Award Level 2 in Performing Arts.

Schemes of work at Key Stage 3

Year 7

  • Introduction to drama skills
  • Darkwood Manor
  • Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations
  • Exploring Shakespeare
  • Evacuees
  • Exploration of theatre practitioners.

Year 8

  • Revisiting key drama skills
  • The Curse of Queen Naffytutu
  • Titanic
  • The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Hillsborough Disaster

Year 9

  • Verbatim Theatre
  • Texts in Practice (1)
  • Theatre in Education
  • Responding to a brief (1)
  • Texts in Practice (2)
  • Responding to a brief (2)

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