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Drama

Year 7 Drama:

Year 7 Drama learners experience two, 1-hour lessons of Drama over the fortnightly timetable. Learners are introduced to what Drama is and how it is successfully created. Learners initially explore how to Build a Character and how to rehearse effectively. These skills are developed throughout the year as learners engage in Immersive Theatre experiences, explore naturalistic scripts and start to learn about Technical Drama such as Lighting and Costumes.

Learners fully utilise online streaming platforms such as National Theatre Live and Digital Theatre Plus.

Year 8 Drama:

Year 8 Drama learners have one, 1-hour lesson over the fortnightly timetable. Year 8 Drama is about applying the performance skills developed in Y7 to Devising Theatre, exploration of Theatre Practitioner, Stanislavski and his systems, comedic plays and exploration of British playwrights. Learners continue to explore bot Acting and Technical Theatre in preparation for Y8 Options.

Learners fully utilise online streaming platforms such as National Theatre Live and Digital Theatre Plus.

Year 9: Eduqas GCSE Drama

Year 9 Drama learners have five, 1-hour lessons of Drama over the fortnightly timetable. Learners focus on the key aspects of Drama namely Building a Character, effective rehearsal and Page to Stage techniques. Learners look in depth at their Eduqas GCSE Drama course to fully understand how they will be assessed in Year 11.

Learners begin to explore analytical writing skills through Live Theatre Reviews and practice questions from the Component 3 Set text questions.

Learners explore Naturalistic Acting and Non Naturalistic Acting looking at Theatre Practitioners such as Stanislavski and Brecht. Learners explore Technical Elements such as Lighting, Sound, Hair and Make Up and Costume. Learners engage in termly performances to an audience based on Devising scenes, Scripted scenes and their Component 3 Set Text. Learners fully utilise online streaming platforms such as National Theatre Live and Digital Theatre Plus. Learners will also have the opportunity to experience Live Theatre at a varied selection of Theatres.

Year 10: Eduqas GCSE Drama

Year 10 Drama learners have five, 1-hour lessons of Drama over the fortnightly timetable. Year 10 is about experiencing the demands of the full Eduqas assessment process and closely mirrors what learners will do in Y11. Learners continue to develop their understanding of the Component 3 Set text, expand their understanding of Theatre Practitioners such as Augusto Boal, Stephen Berkoff and Antonin Artaud. Leaners also look at Theatre Companies such as Splendid Productions and Kneehigh Theatre Company. Learners will decide if they are studying Acting Option or Technical Theatre Option by December of Year 10.

Learners begin to hone their analytical writing skills through Live Theatre Reviews and practice questions from the Component 3 Set text questions.

Learners engage in termly performances to an audience based on Devising scenes, Scripted scenes and their Component 3 Set Text. Learners fully utilise online streaming platforms such as National Theatre Live and Digital Theatre Plus. Learners will also have the opportunity to experience Live Theatre at a varied selection of Theatres.

Year 11: Eduqas GCSE Drama

Year 11 Drama learners have five, 1-hour lessons of Drama over the fortnightly timetable. Learners will follow the Acting Option or the Technical Theatre Option.

Learners complete the Component 1 Devising Theatre section worth 40% of the entire GCSE between September and December of Y11. Pupils perform these scenes to a selected audience in December of Y11 and complete the evaluation and Creative Log shortly after their final performance.

Learners start their Component 2 Performing from a Text worth 20% in the December of Y11. Learners are then directed by their teacher ready for an external assessment performance with a visiting Eduqas examiner in March of Year 11.

Learners will continuously work on their Component 3 Interpreting Theatre throughout Year 11 and this will include intervention sessions when required. Learners will complete numerous Past Papers under exam conditions as they prepare for the written assessment worth 40% of the entire GCSE.

Sixth Form: Eduqas A- Level Drama

Year 12 A-Level Drama initially focuses on developing understanding of key Theatre Practitioner and Theatre Companies. Learners undertake a series of practical and theoretical workshops exploring the different elements of their A-Level. During this time, Y12 Drama learners experience each Component of their overall A-Level to ensure that each individual leaner fully understands the requirement of the Component and gets experiences both the practical and written elements required. Y12 Drama learners perform each half term to a selected audience.

Learners fully utilise online streaming platforms such as National Theatre Live and Digital Theatre Plus. Learners will also have the opportunity to experience Live Theatre at a varied selection of Theatres.

Year 13 A-Level Drama learners complete their three Components during each term of Y13. This starts with Component 1 Theatre Workshops worth 20% of their A-Level. This Component is completed between September and December of Y13. Component 2 Text in Action commences in December and runs through to March of Y13 and is worth 40% of their A-Level It is externally assessed by a visiting Eduqas examiner. Component 3 is an external written assessment and commences in the summer term of Year 12. It runs parallel throughout Y13 with the other Components. Component 3 is Text in performance and is worth 40% of their entire A-Level.