Drama

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Welcome to the Drama area

Head of Department – Miss M. Hall

Through Drama we enable students to use dramatic techniques, including working in role to explore powerful ideas and texts. We place the teaching of Literacy at the heart of all drama lessons. Moreover, we will equip students with the skills to become confident, articulate, leaders who can negotiate and solve problems to ensure that all our students are able to fulfil their potential.

Staffing

Co-ordinator of Dance & DramaMiss M. Hall – BA (Hons) Dance
Assistant Headteacher & Teacher of DramaMrs L. Provoost – BA (Hons) Theatre Studies and English F.R.S.A
Assistant Headteacher & Teacher of DramaMrs S. Davies – BA (Hons) Drama
Teacher of DramaMrs H. Henrys – BA (Hons) Media and Performance

Per Term Topic Information

Year 7

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Script: Page to Stage
Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations
Pantomime
Performance in Partnership with Bury College
Developing drama skills and techniquesPoetry Recall –
Charge of the Light Brigade
Working with set text monologues & duologues
Theme: Villains
Devising from a brief
Physical Theatre
Notes: the main set text for year 7 will be Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations.
Year 8

Autumn 1 Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
From page to stage- Set text: Willy Russel’s ‘Our Day Out.’Retrieving information from a text to plan a dramaMemory Recall-
‘Quotations’
Developing skills and techniques in drama: Gothic HorrorRomeo and Juliet- Tragedy.Devising a Drama
From a stimulus
Notes: the main set text for year 8 will be Our Day Out
Year 10

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Developing skills and techniques in drama: War
WW1
Character development:
Stanislavski’s Given Circumstance
Retrieving information from a text – From page to stageHit and Run HorrorReal World – Documentary Verbatim theatreDevising: Performing to a drama
Set Stimulus: Time Changes Everything
Notes: the main set text for year 9 will be Blood Brothers
Year 11

Autumn 2Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer
Introduction to Acting
Easter Island performance
Acting skills and techniques workshopsUnit 2
Plan, Prepare, Perform
Unit 2
Scripted performance
Unit 3
Acting Skills
Learning Aim A
Deadline:Deadline:Deadline:Deadline:
Year 11

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1
Unit 3:
Acting Skills
Learning Aim B – Performance 1
Unit 1:
Monologue 1
Unit 1:
Monologue 2
Acting workshopsUnit 3:
Acting Skills
Learning Aim B – Performance 2
Deadline: Deadline:Deadline:Deadline:

Curriculum

Year 7

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
2Key Stage 3 students will receive one piece of written homework each half-term:
Weekly spelling tests.
Writing to evaluate:
Skills definitions
Techniques definitions
Writing in-role
Writing to analyse: skills development
Easter Island performance
Pantomime trip
Regional theatre visit
Apply to lead a Y6 drama workshop
Whole school production
Monday 12:45 – 1:15pm
KS3 drama workshop led by KS4 students
Thursday 3:30 – 4:30pm
KS3&4 open rehearsal
Useful Websites
BBC The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
http://www.pushtheatre.org
BBC Bitesize
Drama
Charles Causley: What Has Happened To Lulu?
Local Places to Visit
The Met theatre, The Lowry, Media City, The Palace Theatre, The Opera House, The Corner House, Home, Bolton Octagon
Year 8

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
2Role-on-the-wall
Research shower
Annotating a script
Retrieving information from a text
Skills analysis
Ideas selected and rejected record
Regional theatre visit
Professional workshops
Whole school production

Monday 12:45 – 1:15pm
KS3 drama workshop led by KS4 students
Thursday 3:30 – 4:30pm
KS3&4 open rehearsal
YouTube
Darkwood Manor trailer
CBeebies Panto: Aladdin
Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations, Scene 1
BazLurman’s Romeo & Juliet
Year 9

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
2Research shower Annotating a script
Role-on-the-wall
Ideas selected and rejected record
Retrieving information from a text
Skills analysis
Regional theatre visit
Professional workshops
Whole school production
Monday 12:45 – 1:15pm
KS3 drama workshop led by KS4 students
Thursday 3:30 – 4:30pm
KS3&4 open rehearsal
YouTube
Epic History: World War One – 1914
Google
Stanislavski building a character
Willy Russell’s Our Day Out
BBC Bitesize
Drama
Key Stage 4

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
5Research
Workshop logs
SMART Target sheets
Skills Audit
Learning Lines
Research
Link to exam theme
Writing to persuade
Formal Writing
Partnership projects with Manchester International Festival
Half-termly theatre visits and professional workshops
Collaborative performance opportunities with local colleges
Local, regional and national performance opportunities
Monday – Friday
12:30 -1:00pm –  Open rehearsals
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
3:30-4:30
Teacher led rehearsals
Qualification
Pearson/Edexcel BTEC Performing Arts – Acting
Useful Websites
http://www.pushtheatre.org
Google
Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers
BBC Bitesize
GCSE Drama