Curriculum Plan – Drama

Year / Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 7

 

Positive Learning

  • Introduction to Drama
  • Foundation Skills
  • Independent Learning Skills
  • Confidence Building
  • Use of Voice and Movement
  • Ignite Talks
  • Oracy
  • Writing for an Audience
  • Public Speaking
  • Presentation Skills
  • Research

Ignite Talks

  • Oracy
  • Writing for an Audience
  • Public Speaking
  • Presentation Skills
  • Research

Our Theatre

  • Basic Acting for Stage
  • Introduction to Script
  • Devising from Stimulus
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Social and Cultural Issues
  • Blocking and Staging
  • Climax
  • Motivation and Interaction    

Our Theatre

  • ·       Basic Acting for Stage
  • Introduction to Script
  • Devising from Stimulus
  • Social and Cultural Issues
  • Blocking and Staging
  • Climax
  • Motivation and Interaction

Preparing for Performance

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • Archaic Language
  • Characterisation
  • Subtext
  • Historical Context
  • Mask and Costume
  • Ensemble & Chorus
  • Comedy and Farce

Year 8

 

Hansel & Gretel

  • Kneehigh Theatre
  • Space and Proxemics
  • Ensemble
  • Physical Theatre
  • Movement
  • Puppetry
  • Lighting and Sound

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  • Undertstanding & Interpretation of Script
  • Frantic Assembly & Physical Theatre
  • Understanding the Spectrum
  • Blocking & Transition

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time·

  • Undertstanding & Interpretation of Script
  • Frantic Assembly & Physical Theatre
  • Understanding the Spectrum
  • Blocking & Transition

Josephine the Angel

  • Devising from Stimulus
  • Social, Cultural and Historical Issues
  • Symbols and Semiotics
  • Writing in Role
  • Ensemble and Chorus
Josephine the Angel

  • Devising from Stimulus
  • Social, Cultural and Historical Issues
  • Symbols and Semiotics
  • Writing in Role
  • Ensemble and Chorus

ASBO

  • Structure
  • Character
  • Language and Sub Text
  • Motivation and Interaction
  • Actor/Audience Configuration

 

 

Year 9

 

GCSE Drama

Hillsborough

  • Devising from Stimulus
  • Dramaturgy
  • Symbolism & Semiotics
  • Log Booking
  • Social, Cultural & Historical Factors

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  • Understanding & Interpretation of Script
  • Frantic Assembly & Physical Theatre
  • Understanding the Spectrum
  • Blocking & Transition

 

BTEC Performing Arts: Acting

 

Introduction to BTEC Performing Arts – Performance
Skills

Introductory workshops covering the following key skills:

  • Voice
  • Movement
  • Staging Concepts
  • Technical Theatre
  • Characterisation
  • Script Interpretation

COMPONENT 3 – Hillsborough

  • Devising from Stimulus Dramaturgy
  • Symbolism & Semiotics
  • Log Booking
  • Social, Cultural & Historical Factors

COMPONENT 2 – Development of Skills & Techniques

Students will partake in the rehearsal process, production
preparation and performance of a full, published text.

INTERPRETATION OF SCRIPT:

  • Rehearsal Technique
  • Understanding of Character
  • Exploration of Key Themes
  • Staging Concept
  • Production Meeting
  • Rehearsal Process

GCSE Drama

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  • Understanding & Interpretation of Script
  • Frantic Assembly & Physical Theatre
  • Understanding the Spectrum
  • Blocking & Transition

Noughts + Crosses

  • Understanding & Interpretation of Script
  • Staging Concepts
  • Lighting and Sound
  • Devising from Stimulus
  • Discrimination and Segregation

 

BTEC Performing Arts: Acting

 

COMPONENT 2 – Development of Skills & Techniques

  • Rehearsal process continues
  • Performance Preparation
  • Publicity & Sales
  • Staging Construction
  • Final Performance

 

COMPONENT 3 – Workshops

Students will participate in workshops centred around a
theme linked to their performance project.

These will cover:

  • Rehearsal technique
  • Structure and Content
  • Sub-text
  • Motivation & Interaction
  • Blocking & Direction

GCSE Drama

Noughts + Crosses

  • Understanding & Interpretation of Script
  • Staging Concepts
  • Lighting and Sound
  • Devising from Stimulus
  • Discrimination and Segregation

Lest We Forget

  • Understanding & Interpretation of Script
  • Structure
  • Character
  • Motivation
    and Interaction
  • Climax
  • Ensemble
  • and Chorus

 

BTEC Performing Arts: Acting

COMPONENT 3 – Performing to a brief

  • Interpretation of Brief
  • Collaboration
  • Script Writing
  • Movement & Voice
  • Physical Theatre
  • Blocking
  • Direction
  • Rehearsal & Workshops
  • Log Booking

 

COMPONENT 2 – Development of Skills & Techniques

Students will partake in the rehearsal process, production
preparation and performance of a full, published text.

INTERPRETATION OF SCRIPT:

  • Rehearsal Technique
  • Understanding of Character
  • Exploration of Key Themes
  • Staging Concept
  • Production Meeting
  • Rehearsal Process

Year 10

GCSE Drama

Two

  • Understanding & Interpretation of Script
  • Character Motivation and Interaction
  • Monologue
  • Naturalism

BTEC Performing Arts: Acting

COMPONENT 2 – Development of Skills & Techniques

  • Rehearsal process continues
  • Performance Preparation
  • Publicity & Sales
  • Staging Construction
  • Final Performance

 

 

GCSE Drama

The Crucible

  • Mood and Atmosphere
  • Sub-text
  • Language
  • Pace & Rhythm
  • Climax
  • Stage Directions
  • Historical Factors

BTEC Performing Arts: Acting

COMPONENT 2 – Development of Skills & Techniques

  • Rehearsal process continues
  • Performance Preparation
  • Publicity & Sales
  • Staging Construction
  • Final Performance

GCSE Drama

Devising

  • Interpretation of Brief
  • Collaboration
  • Script Writing
  • Movement & Voice
  • Physical Theatre
  • Blocking
  • Direction
  • Rehearsal & Workshops
  • Log Booking

BTEC Performing Arts: Acting

 

COMPONENT 1 – Understanding and Exploring

  • Viewing and responding to three pieces of live theatre.
  • Creating PowerPoint reviews.
  • Comparing and contrasting styles and performances.
  • Presentation of ideas.

Year 11

GCSE Drama

Devising

  • Rehearsal and Reflection
  • Test Audience & Development
  • Log Booking
  • Final Exam Prep
  • Performance Exam

Texts in Practice

  • Text study and Interpretation
  • Character Motivation and Interaction
  • Development of Skills
  • Blocking and Lines
  • Staging and Tech
  • Test audience & Development
  • Final Exam Prep
  • Performance Exam

BTEC Performing Arts: Acting

 

COMPONENT 3 – Development of Skills and Techniques

  • Introduction to performance brief and key expectations.
  • Production meetings and outline of project plan.
  • Vision refinement and timeline of project.
  • Exploration of surrounding themes and issues.
  • Introduction to script and/or stimulus.

GCSE Drama

Texts In Practice

  • Staging and Tech
  • Test audience & Development
  • Final Exam Prep
  • Performance Exam

Understanding Drama

  • Text Study and Interpretation
  • Stage Direction
  • Authorial Intent
  • Social, Cultural and Historical Factors
  • Character Motivation & Interaction

BTEC Performing Arts: Acting

 

COMPONENT 3 – Development of Skills and Techniques

Rehearsal Process for final exam performance:

  • Character motivation and interaction
  • Blocking
  • Movement
  • Communication & Collaboration

GCSE Drama

Understanding Drama

  • LiveTheatre Reviews – Critical Understanding of Theatre
  • Exam Preparation and Revision
  • Final Written Exam

BTEC Performing Arts: Acting

 

COMPONENT 3 – Development of Skills and Techniques

Final exam preparation:

  • Performance & reflection of test audiences.
  • One to one remedial feedback
  • Technical and Dress Rehearsal.
  • Final performance
  • Reflective journals