It has been brought to our attention that at least one school in our region has a significant level of absence possibly associated with an outbreak of the Norovirus.  If your son or daughter is absent through sickness please keep them at home for 48 hours after the sickness has passed.  We will talk with all our students, through tutors, to remind about personal hygiene (handwashing etc.).

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