Drama

Year 7

TermAutumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Weeks885577
Unit Title:1. Introduction to science

Greek theatre
‘Antigone’ *
Medieval Morality Plays *
‘Everyman’
Elizabethan
Drama
‘Midsummer Nights
Dream’
Commedia
Del Arte *
‘One Man two
guvnors’
Devising Skills
Working with a variety of stimulus. *
Political theatre
‘Blood Brothers’ *
Overview (content/skills)• We will be introducing Aristotle and his theories regarding structure and Pathos.
• Exploring the Role of the chorus and links to modern use of ensemble.
• Exploration of Antigone as a character and play.

Skills
Use of ensemble
• Links to Theatre and Church.
• Purpose of Theatre.
• Use of personification characters.
• Exploration of Everyman character and play.
Skills –
Explorative strategies
Freeze frame,
thought tracking and
still images.
• William Shakespeare
• and Elizabethan Drama.
• Use of voice in
• Performance.
• Researching and exploring characterization.
Skills – Developing a character. Physicality of a character.
• Physical comedy
• Clowning
• Stock characters
• Stereo type and archetypal characters
• Links with Pantomime.
Skills:
Physicality to define characters
Use of stage space
• Stimulus to include music, non fiction and poetry.
• Focus on physical and non naturalistic drama.
• We will be using stimuli that allow exploration of a range of social issues.
Skills:
Group work
How to record practical work
• Focus on scenes featuring Mickey and Eddie as 7 year olds.
• Exploring differences in their upbringing and the effect that has on their outcomes.
• We will be exploring poverty and class structures..
Skills:
Building a character
Proxemics of performance
Some subject specific literacy:Reading a range of texts.
Research skills.
Writing about performance.
Reading a range of texts.
Reading a range of texts.
Learning lines.
Using subject specific language to describe performance.
Research skills.
Range of writing styles
Reading texts from range of sources.
Research skills.
Writing for Drama – Process Log
Writing a play review.
Evaluating performance.
Using. Arrange of written sources.
Numeracy:Use of historical timelines.Use of historical timelines.Use of historical timelines.Use of historical timelines.Must work within strict time deadlines.
Create rehearsal schedules.
Must work within strict time deadlines.
Create rehearsal schedules.
Assessment:Written exam ques - Costume
Practical – Use of stage space and audience awareness
Practical – performance of Everyman extract
Written - performance
Practical- assessment of Mechanicals scene
Written – Performance evaluation
Practical- assessment of Mechanicals scene
Written – Performance evaluation
Practical- assessment of Mechanicals scene
Written – Performance
Practical – presenting character
Written – Play review
Other informationAll HW tasks in Booklet. All HW tasks in Booklet.
Theatre trip.
All HW tasks in Booklet. All HW tasks in Booklet. All HW tasks in Booklet. All HW tasks in Booklet.

Year 8

TermAutumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Weeks885577
Unit Title:Faustus By Christopher MarloweOur Countries Good by Timberlake WertenbakerMedea by EuripidesThe Crucible by Arthur MillerDevising projectGirls like that by Evan Pacey
Overview (content/skills)• Students will use physical theatre techniques to explore this story.
• Students will learn how to use a text as a stimulus for devised work.
• Revisiting Elizabethan Theatre.

Key Skills:
• Developing a character
• Still images
• Role-play
• Hot seating
• Exploration of what Political theater is.
• Explore the role and recognition of Female playwrights in theatre.
• Focus on the Character of Lizzie.
• Thinking about poverty, criminality and how we treat and reform prisoners.

Key Skills:
• Use of voice in Performance
• Delivering a monologue
• How to learn lines
• How to annotate a text
• Students will explore the characters of Medea and what her objectives are.
• Students will revisit their work on Greek Theatre from previous year.

Key Skills:
• Focus on exploration of character and themes
• Use of proxemics in performance
• Devising skills
• Non-naturalistic drama
• Character study: Who is Abigail?
• Creating a character
• Exploring naturalism as a genre.

Key Skills:
• Creation of Character
• Actioning the text
• Using objectives and super objectives
• Role play
Students will work with music, poetry, text and non-fiction in preparation for GCSE unit 1 and GCE unit 3. They will be supported in structuring their response. They will be encouraged to make links between their work and social and cultural contexts of their stimuli and their response.


Key Skills:
• Using various explorative strategies
• Proxemics
• Stage space
We will be using the text to explore social media, bullying and feminism and sisterhood. What it means to us and the characters in the play. We will begin to explore Technical theatre in more depth.

Key Skills:
• Physicality and gesture
• Working with scripts
• Designing for the Theatre
Some subject specific literacy:Reading a range of texts
Research skills
Writing about performance
Reading a range of texts
Reading a range of texts.
Learning lines
Using subject specific language to describe performance
Research skills.
Range of writing styles
Reading texts from range of sources
Research skills.
Writing for Drama – Process Log
Evaluating performance
Designing for theatre
Numeracy:Use of historical timelines.Use of historical timelines.Use of historical timelines.Use of historical timelines.Must work within strict time deadlines.
Create rehearsal schedules.
Must work within strict time deadlines.
Create rehearsal schedules.
Assessment:Written exam ques - Costume
Practical – Use of stage space and audience awareness
Practical – performance of key extract
Written - performance evaluation
Practical- performance of key scene
Written – Performance evaluation
Written – costume design
Practical – Final performance
Practical – Final performance
Written – process log
Practical – presenting character
Written – Play review
Other informationAll HW tasks in Booklet. All HW tasks in Booklet.
Theatre trip.
All HW tasks in Booklet. All HW tasks in Booklet. All HW tasks in Booklet. All HW tasks in Booklet.