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Drama

Course Aims

All students in Years 7, 8 and 9 study Drama for

one hour each week. Drama improves students’

speaking, listening, reading and writing through

developing thinking, communication and critical

analysis. As students become actively engaged in

Drama they become more aware of the learning

process in which they are involved, central to

which is enactment and engagement, through the

establishment of fictional environments.

Extra Curricular Opportunities

Theatre trips; Drama club; School production;

Lunchtime rehearsals.

Course Content

Year Course Content

7

In Year 7, students will use a variety of dramatic conventions to explore ideas, issues, texts and

meanings, use different ways to convey action, character, atmosphere and tension in scripting and

performing plays, appreciate how the structure and organisation of scenes and plays contribute

to dramatic effect and evaluate critically the intentions, impact and performance of dramas in

which they have participated or have watched. Specifically, students will explore the following

topics: Story-Telling; Script Work; Commedia; Treasure Island; Carnival and key techniques.

8

In Year 8, students will use a variety of dramatic conventions to explore ideas, issues, texts and

meanings, use different ways to convey action, character, atmosphere and tension in scripting and

performing plays, appreciate how the structure and organisation of scenes and plays contribute

to dramatic effect and evaluate critically the intentions, impact and performance of dramas in

which they have participated or have watched. Specifically, students will explore the following

topics: The Tempest; Adverts; Time Travel; Stories from Different Cultures; Pantomime; Kabuki;

Greek Theatre and Character Development.

9

In Year 9, students will use a variety of dramatic conventions to explore ideas, issues, texts and

meanings, use different ways to convey action, character, atmosphere and tension in scripting and

performing plays, appreciate how the structure and organisation of scenes and plays contribute

to dramatic effect and evaluate critically the intentions, impact and performance of dramas in

which they have participated or have watched. Specifically, students will explore the following

topics: Docu-drama; Physical theatre; Masks; Script Work; Murder Mystery & Melodrama and

The Holocaust.