Year 7

Autumn Term

Simon’s Story

This work explores bullying and develops students awareness of organisations in our school and the wider community

Spring Term

Urban Legends

This work explores the origin, function and Meaning. What do the stories tell us about our society or ourselves?

Summer Term

Wacky Soap By Mark Wheeller

This work approaches the difficult subject of substance abuse in an oblique way, thereby removing the controversy associated with it.

Enrichment/Wider Reading

Performing Arts Club January – March

School play

May – October

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Year 8

Autumn Term

Lizzie Borden

Students will consider the mythology that sprung up around the case, and the attitude of society to violent crimes, and those that commit them

Spring Term

Moral Dilemmas

This unit of work provides a context in which students can examine and clarify their own values towards a range of societal issues.

Summer Term

Face By Benjamin Zephaniah

Face deals with issues such as prejudice, drugs and disfigurement in this vibrant, gritty adaptation of Zephaniah’s bestselling novel for young people.

Enrichment/Wider Reading

Performing Arts Club January – March

School play

May – October

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Year 9

Autumn Term

Radio Drama

Silent Movie

Too Much Punch for Judy

Spring Term

Component 1

Devised Drama Mock

Summer Term

Component 2

Scripted Drama

Enrichment/Wider Reading

BTEC/ GCSE Drop in rehearsal

Year 10

Autumn Term

Component 1

Devised Drama Mock

Spring Term

Component 3

Interpreting Theatre

DNA by Dennis Kelly

Summer Term

Component 2

Scripted Drama

Enrichment/Wider Reading

BTEC/ GCSE Drop in rehearsal

Year 11

Autumn Term

Component 1

Devised Drama GCSE

Spring Term

Component 2

Scripted Drama

Summer Term

Component 3

Interpreting Theatre

DNA by Dennis Kelly

Enrichment/Wider Reading

BTEC/ GCSE Drop in rehearsal

Assessment of Learning

Years 7 & 8

Students are given verbal feedback very lesson, from teacher and peers. Students are given formative assessment feedback in their subject files at the end of every unit of work.

Assessment skills: Drama Terminology, Performance Skills, Creating Drama and Evaluation

Years 9, 10 & 11

Devised Drama 40% of qualification

Learners participate in the creation, development and performance of a piece of devised theatre using either the techniques of an influential theatre practitioner or a genre.

Scripted Drama 20% of qualification

Learners study two extracts from the same performance text chosen by the centre.

Interpreting Theatre 40% of qualification

Section A: Set Text, is a series of questions on one set text DNA, Dennis Kelly.

Section B: Live Theatre Review

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