The deadline for applying to Sixth Form is Friday 22nd February 2019.

Drama

Drama Key Stage 3

Throughout Key Stage 3 drama lessons, students will develop their skills of self expression, self awareness and self confidence. In addition we develop the following skills: working in groups, listening, communication, constructive criticism, empathy for others and awareness of each other’s efforts and achievements. Alongside this is embedding a range of performance skills that will allow them to present in a creative way.

WE STUDY THE FOLLOWING TOPICS

YEAR 7

·     Music as a starting point for Drama – Basic Drama Skills

·     Bullying: theatre in education piece – Thematic Work

·     Slow motion fights – Theatrical style

·     Script and the use of voice

·     Storytelling techniques through fairy tales

·     ‘The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty’ Script

YEAR 8

·     Mime and Characterisation – Theatrical Style

·     Pantomime – Theatrical style

·      Script ‘You Made Me’

·     ‘Homes and Community’ – Thematic Work

·     Greek Theatre – Theatrical style

·     Script ‘Mugged’

YEAR 9

·     London Riots – Theatrical Style

·     ‘Teechers’ – Script

·     ‘Blood Brothers’ – GCSE Style Script

·     Brecht

·     ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ – Brechtian Style Play

ASSESSMENT

·     Each student is formally assessed in line with school assessment policy using Age Related Expectations

·     As an on-going informal process, students will be assessed half termly, where work in progress and attitude       to learning will be focused on

·     Peer and self assessment is an integral part of the learning process throughout Key Stage 3

·     All assessments can be based on work in progress, final performance and accompanying written work

TEACHING KS3 DRAMA

Mrs N Stimson – Head of Upper School

Mrs L Dickson – Head of Department

Mr O Pierce-Williams – Head of Year

In KS4 WE STUDY THE AQA GCSE DRAMA SYLLABUS WHICH INCLUDES

ASSESSMENT OF KS4 DRAMA

·         Component 1 – Understanding Drama

    • Knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre
    • Study of ‘Blood Brother’ set play
    • Analysis and evaluation of the work of live theatre makers

Assessed in a written exam 1hr 45 mins (80 marks)

·         Component 2- Devising Drama (practical)

    • Process of creating devised drama
    • Performance of devised drama
    • Analysis and evaluation of own work

 

Assessed with a practical exam and a devising log (80 marks) – Marked by teachers and moderated by AQA

·         Component 3 – Text in practice (practical)

·         Performance of two extracts from one play

Assessed in 2 performances (40 marks in total) – marked by an AQA examiner

 

STAFF WHO TEACH KS4 DRAMA

Mrs N Stimson – Head of Upper School