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Drama

Welcome to the Drama Department

Drama Teacher

Miss N Lyons
 

 


Introduction to the Department:

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In the Drama department we aim to help all pupils build their confidence, develop their creativity, their ability to work effectively together, learn to share and communicate their idea successfully and enable them to develop into successful, assured individuals.

During the key stages the pupils will explore a range of different topics, themes, scripts and genres as well as learning (and developing) basic drama skills. Within each topic they will complete a range of practical task that enable them to develop their communication skills, their understanding of that given topic and their understanding of key drama skills.

Year 7 outline of schemes of work/medium terms plans:

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Introduction to Drama

 

Blue Remembered Hills

Mime

 

Script work

Fairy tales

 

Physical Theatre

Y8 outline of scheme of work: medium terms plans:

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Comedy

Soap Operas

TIE- Theatre in Education (Exploring the the theme of Bullying) 

Lost and Confused

War

The Grimm Tales


Key Stage 4 Information:

Key stage 4 begins at the start of year 9 and all students are entered for the GCSE Drama exam.

  • During Year 9 pupils develop their confidence and ability to work cooperatively and creatively with other pupils. This year is a skills based year.  As it progresses, the pupils will be developing the dramatic skills and knowledge needed to complete their GCSE during Year 10 and 11.
  • During Year 10 pupils will begin to start their GCSE courses, having completed mocks in them during Year 9. Pupils will have finished one component (out of three) by the end of Year 10. 

Component 1: Devising

Coursework 40% of the qualification – 60 marks

Content overview

● Create and develop a devised piece from stimulus (free choice for centre).

 ● Performance of this devised piece or design realisation for this performance.

● Analyse and evaluate the devising process and performance

  • Create and develop a devised piece from stimulus (free choice for centre)

● Performance of this devised piece or design realisation for this performance.

● Analyse and evaluate the devising process and perform

  • Year 11 will be focused on the biggest two components; the performance and then revision for the exam. The exam will be sat in the summer term and is approximately 1 hour 30mins long.

Component 2: Performance from Text

Coursework 20% of the qualification – 48 marks

Content overview

● Students will either perform in and/or design for two key extracts from a performance text.

● Centre choice of performance text

● Performer or designer routes available.

Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice

Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes 40% of the qualification – 60 marks

Content overview

● Practical exploration and study of one complete performance text

● Choice of eight performance texts

● Live theatre evaluation – free choice of production.

Examination Board used:

We follow the Edexcel GCSE syllabus.

Qualification to be obtained:

GCSE Drama