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KS3

Year 8
                         Topic           Skills
Autumn 1




 
Bugsy Malone.
Extracts studied from the musical 'Bugsy Malone'.



 
  • Group work and leadership/directing of others.
  • Organisation of roles in the group.
  • Original and unique ideas contributed.
  • Reflection of work in progress and adaption to develop work.
Autumn 2

 
Monologues.
Students study a monologue, exploring character and dramatic delivery.
  • Use of a range of vocal expressions.
  • Fluid use of movement on stage.
  • Creation of a convincing character.
Spring 1




 
G.C.S.E. Taster Unit.
An example unit of work from the G.C.S.E. where students will devise a piece of work around the topic of war.

 
  • Group work and sharing of ideas with others.
  • Organisation of roles in the group.
  • Original and unique ideas contributed.
  • Reflection of work in progress and adaption to develop work.
Spring 2




 
Detectives.
Problem solving of a kidnapping crime.
Students create their own 'Crimewatch' show.


 
  • A range of devices to fit into the style of performance.
  • Use of voice and movement.
  • Use of gesture and spatial awareness.
  • Creation of a character which is clearly different from yourself.
Summer 1




 
Macbeth.
The study of key characters and scenes from Shakespeare's play 'Macbeth'.


 
  • Group work and leadership/directing of others.
  • Organisation of roles in the group.
  • Original and unique ideas contributed.
  • Reflection of work in progress and adaption to develop work.
Summer 2





 
Masks.
Practical exploration of the use of masks in performance work.



 
  • Application of the rules of masks in performance.
  • Use of body language and movement to create a character.
  • Sustaining roles.
  • Creation of a convincing role-play which has an effect on the audience.