Drama

Co-ordinator of Dance & Drama Miss M. Hall BA (Hons) Dance
Assistant Headteacher & Teacher of Drama Mrs L. Provoost – BA (Hons) Theatre Studies and English F.R.S.A
Assistant Headteacher & Teacher of Drama Mrs S. Davies – BA (Hons) Drama
Teacher of Drama Mrs H. Henrys BA (Hons) Media and Performance

Per Term Topic Information

Year 7

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

Baseline: Developing skills and techniques in drama

Unit 1

PowerPoint

Performance Genre- Pantomime

Unit 2

PowerPoint

Script:

Cinderella/Aladdin

From page to stage- Set text: Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations

Unit 3

PowerPoint

Script:

Ernie

Poetry – Recall Charge of the Light Brigade

Unit 4

PowerPoint

Poem

Real World – Working with Texts

Unit 5

PowerPoint

Set texts/monologues & duologues

Devising: Performing to a brief

Physical Theatre:

Unit 6

PowerPoint

Video guidance

Notes: the main set text for year 7 will be Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations.

Year 8

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

Developing skills and techniques in drama: Gothic Horror

Unit 1

PowerPoint

Darkwood Manor

Retrieving information from a text to plan a drama

Unit 2

PowerPoint

Text

Rikki Brown

From page to stage- Set text: Willy Russel’s ‘Our Day Out.’

Unit 3

PowerPoint

Script:

Our Day Out

Tragedy – Romeo and Juliet

Unit 4

PowerPoint

Shakespeare

Memory Recall- Poetry

Unit 5

PowerPoint

War and Conflict: Poppies

Devising: Performing to a brief

Unit 6

PowerPoint

Set Stimulus: Props, images, text 

Notes: the main set text for year 8 will be Our Day Out

Year 9

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

Developing skills and techniques in drama: War

Unit 1

PowerPoint

WW1

Character development

Unit 2

PowerPoint

Stanislavski’s Given Circumstance

From page to stage- Blood Brothers

Unit 3

PowerPoint

Extracts: Blood Brothers

Hit and Run Horror

Unit 4

PowerPoint

Short story

Real World – Documentary Theatre: The Hillsborough Disaster

Unit 5

PowerPoint

Media

Devising: Performing to a brief

Unit 6

PowerPoint

Set Stimulus: Time Changes Everything 

Notes: the main set text for year 9 will be Blood Brothers

Year 10

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1/2
Introduction to Acting

Easter Island performance

Acting skills and techniques workshops Unit 2

Plan, Prepare, Perform

Unit 2

Scripted performance

Unit 3

Acting Skills

Learning Aim A

 Deadline: 21.10.17    Deadline:30.3.17  Deadline:30.3.17 Deadline: 21.7.17

Year 11

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Unit 3:

Acting Skills

Learning Aim B – Performance 1

Unit 1:

Monologue 1

Unit 1:

Monologue 2

Acting workshops Unit 3:

Acting Skills

Learning Aim B – Performance 2

Course completion
Deadline: 20.10.16 Deadline: 22.12.16 Deadline: 17.2.17   Deadline: 26.5.17  

Curriculum Information

Year 7

No. of lessons per fortnight Frequency and length of homework Additional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential … Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes … Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
2

Key Stage 3 students will receive one piece of written homework each half-term:

  • Weekly spelling tests.
  • Writing to evaluate:
  • Skills definitions
  • Techniques definitions
  • Writing in-role
  • Writing to analyse: skills development
  • Easter Island performance
  • Pantomime trip
  • Regional theatre visit
  • Apply to lead a Y6 drama workshop
  • Whole school production

 

Monday 12:45 – 1:15pm

KS3 drama workshop led by KS4 students

Thursday 3:30 – 4:30pm

KS3&4 open rehearsal

Useful Websites

BBC The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

http://www.pushtheatre.org

BBC Bitesize

Drama

Charles Causley: What Has Happened To Lulu?

Local Places to Visit

The Met theatre, The Lowry, Media City, The Palace Theatre, The Opera House, The Corner House, Home, Bolton Octagon

Year 8

No. of lessons per fortnight Frequency and length of homework Additional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential … Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes … Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
2
  • Role-on-the-wall
  • Research shower
  • Annotating a script
  • Retrieving information from a text
  • Skills analysis
  • Ideas selected and rejected record
  • Regional theatre visit
  • Professional workshops
  • Whole school production
Monday 12:45 – 1:15pm

KS3 drama workshop led by KS4 students

Thursday 3:30 – 4:30pm

KS3&4 open rehearsal

YouTube

Darkwood Manor trailer

CBeebies Panto: Aladdin

Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations, Scene 1

BazLurman’s Romeo & Juliet

Year 9

No. of lessons per fortnight Frequency and length of homework Additional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential … Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes … Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
2
  • Research shower Annotating a script
  • Role-on-the-wall
  • Ideas selected and rejected record
  • Retrieving information from a text
  • Skills analysis
  • Regional theatre visit
  • Professional workshops
  • Whole school production
Monday 12:45 – 1:15pm

KS3 drama workshop led by KS4 students

Thursday 3:30 – 4:30pm

KS3&4 open rehearsal

YouTube

Epic History: World War One – 1914

Google

Stanislavski building a character

Willy Russell’s Our Day Out

BBC Bitesize

Drama

Key Stage 4

No. of lessons per fortnight Frequency and length of homework Additional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential … Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes … Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
5
  • Research
  • Workshop logs
  • SMART Target sheets
  • Skills Audit
  • Learning Lines
  • Research
  • Link to exam theme
  • Writing to persuade
  • Formal Writing
  • Partnership projects with Manchester International Festival
  • Half-termly theatre visits and professional workshops
  • Collaborative performance opportunities with local colleges
  • Local, regional and national performance opportunities
Monday – Friday

12:30 -1:00pm –  Open rehearsals

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

3:30-4:30

Teacher led rehearsals

Qualification

Pearson/Edexcel BTEC Performing Arts – Acting

Useful Websites

http://www.pushtheatre.org

Google

Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers

BBC Bitesize

GCSE Drama