Drama

Acting is not about being someone different. It's finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there. (Meryl Streep)

Year 7
Year 7Unit/Topic
Autumn DanceTo learn develop and embed the basics of street dance technique
Autumn DramaWelcome to Drama / Greek Theatre – To understand what drama is through practical exploration of drama conventions used and the development of performance skills
Spring DanceTo learn develop and embed the basics of contemporary dance technique
Spring DramaFrom Page to Stage: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens – to understand how social context can influence the playwrights themes, characters and imagery in a play
Summer DanceTo learn develop and embed the basics of musical theatre dance technique.
Summer HT2Responding to a given stimuli – to understand how drama is made through the exploration of a given stimulus
Year 8
Year 8Unit/Topic
Autumn DanceBreak Dance – To learn and develop the basics of break dance technique.
Autumn DramaThe Twits: Physical Theatre -To explore physicality through the text and to explore how language and imagery is used to create the drama.
Spring DanceMusical Theatre – To develop and embed skills within musical theatre dance technique.
Spring DramaAmerican Literature ‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck – Exploring the historical contexts in which texts are set and the impact on the writer’s craft.
Summer DanceContemporary – To develop and embed skills within contemporary dance technique.
Summer DramaRomeo and Juliet – Exploring the writer’s use of language, character and structure
Year 9
Year 9Unit/Topic
Autumn DanceHip-Hop Dance – To learn and develop the basics of hip-hop dance technique
Autumn DramaWoman In Black – to explore the way tension and atmosphere is created in The Woman In Black
Spring DanceMusical Theatre – To continue to develop and embed the basics of musical theatre dance technique.
Spring DramaBlood Brothers / Our Day Out – Pupils will explore key scripted extracts, including monologues and duologues from the script.
Summer DramaDystopian Fiction – Noughts and Crosses – Exploring how writers create dystopian worlds and the impact on society today.
Year 10
Year 10Unit/Topic
AutumnExploring Performing Arts – Learners will develop their understanding of the performing arts by examining practitioners’ work and the processes used to create performance.
SpringExploring Performing Arts – Learners will develop their understanding of the performing arts by examining practitioners’ work and the processes used to create performance
SummerExploring Performing Arts 3-Learners will develop their understanding of the performing arts by examining practitioners’ work and the processes used to create performance.
Year 11
Year 11Unit/Topic
AutumnExploring Performing Arts 30% of total course
SpringExploring Performing Arts 30% of total course
SummerResponding to a Brief 40%

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