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Drama

Key Stage 3

In Year 7 you will study drama skills and techniques such as body language, mime, still images and how characters are developed. Units include: Superhero, Pantomime, Darkwood Manor, Character and Revolting Rhymes. 

 

In Year 8 you will study movement techniques, use of script and how theatre has developed through time. Units include: “Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations” by Samuel French, History of the Theatre, Shakespeare, Seven Deadly Sins, Trestle masks and “The Haunting of the Snark”, by Lewis Carol.

 

In Year 9 you will study theatre in education, how to respond to stimulus, physical theatre, role on the wall and delivery of a monologue, Craig and Bentley, The theme of being trapped, Celebrity and “Too Much Punch for Judy” by Mark Wheeler.

Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4 the exam board is OCR GCSE Drama 

 

Assessment 

Content

Weighting

Devising drama

You work in groups to create a performance piece which will be presented to an audience. A logbook is kept to evaluate the process and final performance.

30% internally assessed

Presenting and performing texts

You will work in groups to rehearse and perform two extracts of a published play.

30% visiting examiner assessed

Performance and response exam

You will study a set play text and explain how they would stage the play. You will also watch a professional production of a play and evaluate the use of stagecraft.

40% 

 

Staff Contacts

NAME Role Email
Mr G Austin-Woodward Director of Faculty gwoodward@tla.woodard.co.uk
Mrs S Bridle Assistant Director of Faculty kweager@tla.woodard.co.uk
Ms S Collins Teacher scollins@tla.woodard.co.uk
Mrs R Waite-Jones Teacher rwaitejones@tla.woodard.co.uk

 

Enrichment

Ks3 Drama club is on Tuesday in DM02, 3-4pm  all are welcome. 

Ks4 Drama enrichment and support with your GCSE is available regularly throughout the week by arrangement with Ms Hutchinson. 

Ks4 theatre visits.

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