Drama

Year 9  DRAMA

In Y9 Drama students will be active and learn together in collaborative mixed ability groups. The course develops a range of improvisation and directing skills and students will experiment by creating Drama from all sorts of starting points such as pictures, script extracts, poems, objects and sounds.   Physical theatre, and performing with others in groups, are important parts of the course.   Drama teaches skills which are valued in many walks of life, including presentation, teamwork, and confidence-building.

Students are baseline assessed in the Autumn term through practical work in class, and again termly. There is a written exam in the summer term based on theory learned during the year.

Leading to: GCSE DRAMA    AQA  Syllabus   8261

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks)

TERM  1

17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
Lesson 1     Induction and skills
Lesson 2     The Tempest 1
Lesson 3     The Tempest 2
2 (7 weeks) Lesson 4     Moral Dilemma – Naturalistic role play
Lesson 5     Conflict
Lesson 6     Staging and Blocking
3 (7 weeks)

TERM  2

9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
9th February Parents’ Evening
Lesson 1     Physical theatre
Lesson 2     Insults – voice work and tension
Lesson 3     Soundscapes – creating context and mood
4 (6 weeks) 3rd April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
Lesson 4     Witches 1 – Macbeth
Lesson 5     Witches 2 –  Macbeth
5 (5 weeks)

TERM  3

Lesson 1   Stage combat
Lesson 2   Stage combat
Lesson 3   Melodrama 
6 (7 weeks) Week commencing 19th June: Year 9 exam week
26th June Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
Lesson 4  Melodrama 2
Lesson 5  Maskwork 1
Lesson 6  Maskwork 2

Y10 Drama   2016 – 2017

Course title:   GCSE DRAMA Exam board:   AQA Specification code:  8261
How will students be assessed?
All students will devise drama for performance to others, explore texts practically, and work on script-based performances for assessment. All students will watch and analyse a live, or digital media, theatre performance.  All students will maintain a detailed working log recording, analysing and evaluating their individual exploration and development in Drama.Component 1 : Understanding Drama    Written exam, 1 hour 45 mins, open book,  = 80 marks                     (40% )
Component 2 : Devising Drama                Practical assessment 20 marks + devising log 60 marks = 80 marks(40%)
Component 3 : Texts in practice               Practical assessment 2 extracts, 20 + 20 marks = 40 marks               (20%)
Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) 17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
COMPONENT 1 written paper preparation
Skills work based on set text “Blood Brothers” by Russell
Knowledge and understanding of Drama and theatr
2 (7 weeks) Set Text “Blood Brothers” study
3 (7 weeks) 9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
COMPONENT  1 written paper preparation
Complete set text study
4 (6 weeks) 3rd April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
Live theatre visit 1 : “Blood Brothers” at Theatre Royal Newcastle
5 (5 weeks) 27th April Parents’ Evening
COMPONENT  1 written paper preparation
Prepare for live theatre visit 2 : “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” at Theatre Royal Newcastle
Y10 written exam based on live theatre visit
Begin devising task for Y11 – research
Week commencing 19th June: Year 10 exam week
26th June Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
6 (7 weeks)

 2017-18 (Y11)

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Component 2     Devising and Devising Log
2 (7 weeks) Component 2     Devising and Devising Log
3 (7 weeks) Component 3     Texts in Practice – Scripted work
4 (6 weeks) Component 3     Texts in Practice – Scripted work
5 (5 weeks) Component 1     Written Paper preparation – revision

Drama Y11 2016 – 2017

Course title:  GCSE Drama Exam board:   AQA Specification code:   4240
How will students be assessed?
All students devise Drama for performance to others, explore texts practically, and are assessed on preparation for performance, live scripted performance to an audience, and one group improvised performance on a theme, also performed to an audience.  All students completed Unit 2.2 Acting (scripted) during Year 10.  All students are required to maintain a working log of analysis and evaluation of their own contribution.

Unit 1 : Written Paper               Written exam,  1 hour 30 mins , 2 questions,  = 80 marks                                     (40%)

Unit 2 : Practical Work              Practical assessment of 2 options   Acting 2.2   & Improvisation 2.3

= 120 marks         (60%)

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) 17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)
Unit  2    Improvisation
Devising and improvising original work for performance, based on theme “Tomorrow’s World”
Written Log to support examination assessment
2 (7 weeks) Mock Exams commence 9th December until 16th December
Devising and improvising original work for performance, based on theme “Tomorrow’s World”
Written Log to support examination assessment
3 (7 weeks) 9th January data collection (mock grade, PEG and ATL)
16th February Parents Evening
20th March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)
Devising and improvising original work for performance, based on theme “Tomorrow’s World”
Written Log to support examination assessment
Performance assessment, ideally before Easter break.
Preparation for the written examination 
4 (6 weeks)
5 (5 weeks) Unit 1 Written Paper
Preparation for written examination, reviewing …
·         Knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre
·         Performance process “DNA”  (Acting) scripted drama
·         Performance process  “Tomorrow’s World” (Improvisation) drama