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Key Stage 3

Drama at Key Stage 3 

Drama is introduced to pupils in year 8. The aim during the first term is for pupils to become confident with this new art form. Please note that Drama works in rotation with a range of other subjects. Therefore, Key Stage 3 students will only have Drama every alternate week.

Pupils also have opportunity to operate the sound desk and lighting equipment and all are encouraged to take part in the annual school production. Through our lessons as well as learning drama techniques we focus on various issues and explore them using the art form.  When planning schemes of work there are four modes of activity:

  • CREATING - researching, discussing, questioning, thinking, sharing and shaping, experimenting.
  • PERFORMING - imparting meaning to an audience through a physical form.
  • RESPONDING - expressing an understanding of what the Drama is saying and how it is saying it.
  • EVALUATING – providing feedback and constructive criticism to enable group members to make progress.

Topics Covered per Half Term 

Terms

Year 8

Year 9

Autumn 1

 

"Jo" - SOW Based around Mental Health Issues.

 

Identity - SOW Based around who we are and who controls/influences us.

 

Autumn 2

 

"Jo" - SOW Based around Mental Health Issues.

 

Identity - SOW Based around who we are and who controls/influences us.

 

Spring 1

 

"The Haunted School".

 

'The Stones' - based on the National Theatre production of the play.

 

Spring 2

 

"The Haunted School".

 

'The Stones' - based on the National Theatre production of the play.

 

Summer 1

 

Introduction to Mask (Part 1).

 

Script

 

Summer 2

 

Introduction to Mask (Part 1).

 

Script