Download the Curriculum Statement for Drama

Academic year 2020-21

What are we studying?

YEAR 7

Term 1
Year 7 will be learning the basic skills of how to be successful in Drama with the topic Serious Fun! They will focus on team work and how they can use Concentration, Cooperation and communication to help them in Drama lessons. They will then move onto creating their own Production of Arabian Nights using the famous stories adapted by the RSC.

Each Rotation will study – Genres & Drama Skills

OTHER INFORMATION
KS3 are on a Performing Arts Rotation- Drama, Dance and Music. They study 1 discipline per long term.

YEAR 8

Term 1
Year 8 will re-visit Serious Fun with a re-mixed version where they learn trust falls and ensemble theatre. They will then move on to study Phillip Pullman’s adaptation of the Grimm Tales where we will explore their use of atmosphere and tension through the skills of movement and body language, ending the topic with their own version of one of the famous stories.

Each Rotation will study – Silent Movies & Stage Fighting

OTHER INFORMATION
KS3 are on a Performing Arts Rotation- Drama, Dance and Music. They study 1 discipline per long term.

YEAR 9

Term 1
Year 9 will start with learning all the basic skills and devices used to create interesting and thought-provoking pieces of theatre. They will study techniques used by professional theatre makers such as Frantic Assembly and DV8 Physical Theatre; leading to a final performance of the techniques they have learnt.

Each Rotation will study – Back to Basics Drama & The plays of Willy Russell

OTHER INFORMATION
KS3 are on a Performing Arts Rotation- Drama, Dance and Music. They study 1 discipline per long term.

YEAR 10

TERM 1-2
Year 10 will start by looking at Unit 1 BTEC Performing Arts industry. They will study three different theatre performances and look at how they were created and who created them. They will then go on to create a power-point presentation of their research and findings. They will then create a short performance based on one of the performances they have studied.

September- October
Power-point and performances: End of Oct.

This will be a MOCK assessment.

Performances will be filmed for assessment purposes and students will take part in a reflective session once they have completed the performance.

TERM 3-5
C3 Performing to a brief.

Students will be given a brief from the exam board where they have to devise their own performance. They will work in groups and create a performance between 10-15 minutes in length. They will also take part in three written activities to analyse and evaluate their process of devising their performance.

TERM 6 
Information available soon.

OTHER INFORMATION

4th September- 25th October 2019
Power-point and performances: Wk Bg 15th October
Other information: KS3 are on a Performing Arts Rotation- Drama, Dance and Music. They study 1 discipline per long term.
This will be a MOCK assessment.
Performances will be filmed for assessment purposed and students will take part in a reflective session once they have completed the performance.

YEAR 11

TERM 1 and 2
Year 11 will start by looking at Unit 1 BTEC Performing Arts industry. They will study three different theatre performances and look at how they were created and who created them. They will then go on to create a power-point presentation of their research and findings. They will then create a short performance based on one of the performances they have studied.

TERM 3-5
C3 Performing to a brief.

Students will be given a brief from the exam board where they have to devise their own performance. They will work in groups and create a performance between 10-15 minutes in length. They will also take part in three written activities to analyse and evaluate their process of devising their performance.

OTHER INFORMATION
Open Rehearsals: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday in D1

Performances will be filmed for assessment purposes and students will take part in a reflective session once they have completed the performance.

WEBSITES
https://www.bbc.com/education

CONTACT DETAILS

Coordinator & Head of Subject: Rachel White
RWhite@banbury-aspirations.org

THE DRAMA TOOLBOX
Everything you need to be successful in Drama:

  • Communication
  • Concentration
  • Co-operation
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to ‘think outside the box’
  • Willingness to work with everyone in the group

KEY VOCABULARY

  • Facial expression
  • Body language
  • Physicality
  • Movement
  • Reflection
  • Posture
  • Voice- pitch, pace, pause, volume, crescendo, diminuendo