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

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

Lesson 1     Induction and skills

Lesson 2     The Tempest 1

Lesson 3     The Tempest 2

2 (8 weeks) 31 October Tutor Evening

Lesson 4     Moral Dilemma – Naturalistic role play

Lesson 5     Conflict

Lesson 6     Staging and Blocking

3 (5 weeks)

TERM  2

15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

29 January Option Evening

1 February Parents’ Evening

8 February Parents’ Evening

Lesson 1     Physical theatre

Lesson 2     Insults – voice work and tension

Lesson 3     Soundscapes – creating context and mood

4 (6 weeks) 19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Lesson 4     Witches 1 – Macbeth

Lesson 5     Witches 2 –  Macbeth

5 (6 weeks)

TERM  3

Lesson 1   Stage combat

Lesson 2   Stage combat

Lesson 3   Melodrama 1

6 (7 weeks) Week commencing 18 June: Year 9 exam week

12 July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Lesson 4  Melodrama 2

Lesson 5  Maskwork 1

Lesson 6  Maskwork 2

Year 10 DRAMA

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, 1hour 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) 16 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 theatre

2 (8 weeks) COMPONENT 1 written paper preparation

Set Text “Blood Brothers” study

Live theatre visit to see “Blood Brothers” at Sunderland Empire (tbc)

3 (5 weeks) 15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

COMPONENT  1 written paper preparation

Complete set text study

Component 2 Begin “Tomorrow’s World” devising task  – research

4 (6 weeks) 19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

Component 2    “Tomorrow’s World”  Devising and Devising Log

5 (6 weeks) 19 April Parents’ Evening

Week commencing 18th June : Year 10 Exam week

Component 2     “Tomorrow’s World”  Devising and Devising Log

COMPONENT  1 written paper preparation

Y10 written summer exam based on Blood Brothers study  OR live theatre visit tbc

(Also, prepare for live theatre visit 2, details tbc )

Week commencing 18 June : Year 10 exam week

12 July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

6 (7 weeks)

 2018-19 (Y11)

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) Component 1     Prepare for live theatre visit 2  details tbc

Component 3     Texts in Practice – Scripted work

2 (7 weeks) Component 3     Texts in Practice – Scripted work
3 (7 weeks) Component 3     Texts in Practice – Scripted work
4 (6 weeks) Component 1     Written Paper preparation – revision
5 (5 weeks) Component 1     Written Paper preparation – revision

Year 11 DRAMA  2017 – 2018

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, 1hour 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) 16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

COMPONENT 2    Devising

Devising based on theme “Tomorrow’s World”

Devising Log for assessment

2 (8 weeks) 14 December – 20 December Mock Exams

Devising based on theme “Tomorrow’s World”

Devising Log for assessment

3 (5 weeks) 9 January data collection (mock grade, PEG and ATL)

22 February Parents’ Evening

1 March  Parents’ Evening

COMPONENT  3 Texts in Practice   (practical assessment)

Complete set text study  “Two” by Cartwright

Students will perform TWO extracts for assessment by a Visiting Examiner, around Easter

4 (6 weeks)
5 (6 weeks) 23 April data collection (mock grade, PEG and ATL)

COMPONENT  1 written paper

Preparation for written examination, reviewing

Knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre

Study of set text “Blood Brothers”

Analysis and evaluation of live theatre makers “Curious Incident”