Drama Y7

Overall Curriculum Goals

1.    To develop an understanding and application of basic vocal and physical skills.

2.    To develop an understanding and application of basic Drama techniques.

3.    To develop an awareness of Theatre as an integral part of our historical and cultural identity.

4.    To develop an understanding of the difference between scripted, improvised, and devised Drama. 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Topic Title: 

Introduction to Drama (Liam’s Story)

Topic Title: 

History of Theatre

Topic Title: 

The Box – Climate Catastrophe

Topic Intent:

This SoL is designed to settle students into school life, exploring empathy and problem-solving skills; skills which are essential to a new environment and school setting. Students will learn the basic Drama skills and techniques. Students will perform in a variety of ways as a class, on their own and in groups in order to become familiar and comfortable with performing in front of an audience and develop leadership and teamwork skills. Students will learn evaluative thinking skills necessary for all KS3 and KS4 subjects. They will also learn how to identify and explain strengths and improvements within their own performance and that of their peers - developing critical thinking and learning how constructive feedback can improve quality of work. Students will learn how to be respectful during performances and follow theatre etiquette which they will be able to use during theatre visits.

Topic Intent: 

This SoL is designed to develop an awareness of Drama as a discipline with its own complex roots in our shared History; Theatre has had many different styles over hundreds of years which will be explored in this topic. This topic will encourage a deeper understanding of Theatre as well as the world around us. Students will further develop their verbal and nonverbal communication skills and gain a deeper understanding of how they can portray meaning. They will study different styles of theatre across the genres of Comedy and Tragedy which will highlight the required versatility of an actor.

Topic Intent:

This SoL is designed to develop an awareness of the various ways that Theatre can be created. Students will explore a range of stimuli in order to then devise a performance based on climate change. Students will be able to deepen their understanding of their role as local and global citizens. 

Key Content / Skills:  

  • What is expected of me, and what can I expect, in Drama?
  • What are facial expressions, and why are they important in communicating meaning to an audience through mime?
  • What is a still image, and why are still images a good starting point for devising a performance?
  • What is role-on-the-wall and hot-seating, and how can an actor use these rehearsal techniques to enhance their performance?
  • How can an actor effectively use PPPTV, through thought tracks and narration, to communicate meaning to an audience?
  • What are the benefits of using cross-cutting in a role-play?
  • Why is structure important when developing a role-play?
  • How do I refine my performance in preparation for my practical assessment?
  • How do I perform using a range of acting skills to engage a live audience?
  • How can PEELAV be successfully applied to a piece of evaluative writing?

Key Content / Skills:  

  • What are the key features of Greek Theatre?
  • What is a Greek Chorus and how is it used to communicate a story to an audience?
  • What makes Antigone a Greek tragedy, and how can we use our skills as a chorus to narrate it?
  • What are the key features and characters of Commedia Dell’ Arte?
  • How are Lazzi and Grommelot used in Commedia Dell’ Arte?
  • How do actors collaborate to improvise a Caravaggio, using voice and movement skills?
  • What are the key features of Victorian Melodrama?
  • How can voice and movement skills be applied to a Melodrama script?
  • How do I perform using a wide range of acting skills to engage a live audience?
  • How can I use the PEELAV structure to effectively evaluate my performance?

Key Content / Skills:  

  • What is a stimulus and how can we interpret one in a variety of ways?
  • How can Mantle of the Expert be applied in order to successfully generate ideas?
  • How can Physical Theatre techniques be used to communicate ideas to an audience?
  • How can different points of view be successfully communicated through a devised piece of Drama?
  • How do different research techniques contribute to the devising process?
  • How does the use of different genres effect the way a story is communicated?
  • How is a devised piece of Drama successfully structured?
  • How should an actor use evaluative thought to refine a performance?
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  • How can an actor successfully apply acting skills to communicate a message to an audience?
  • How can I use the PEELAV structure to effectively evaluate my performance?

Assessment:

Exploring – 16 marks (20%)

Performing – 30 marks (37.5%)

Evaluation - 34 marks (42.5%)

Total = 80 (100%)

Assessment:

Exploring – 16 marks (20%)

Performing – 30 marks (37.5%)

Evaluation - 34 marks (42.5%)

Total = 80 (100%)

Assessment:

Exploring – 16 marks (20%)

Performing – 30 marks (37.5%)

Evaluation - 34 marks (42.5%)

Total = 80 (100%)

Home Learning:

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Home Learning:

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Home Learning:

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Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

All Drama SoL cover the transferrable skills of creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication.
Below is a list of the professional roles that are associated with this SoL:   
  • Actor
  • Nurse
  • Theatre Critic
  • Teacher
  • Counsellor
  • Youth Worker

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

All Drama SoL cover the transferrable skills of creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication.
Below is a list of the professional roles that are associated with this SoL:
  • Historian
  • Academic Researcher
  • Comedian
  • Author
  • Playwright
  • Museum Curator
  • Tour Guide

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

All Drama SoL cover the transferrable skills of creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication.
Below is a list of the professional roles that are associated with this SoL:
  • Politician
  • Charity worker
  • Entrepreneur
  • Political Activist
  • Environmentalist

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