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Curriculum

KS4

We follow the AQA Drama GCSE specification. For this specification, there is an external written examination at the end of the course, summer year 11, worth 40% (Component 1). 

Year 9
                         Topic           Skills
Autumn 1



 
Performance Skills.
Monologues and duologues.
Study of naturalism and Stanislavski.

 
  • Use of voice
  • Use of movement and gesture
  • Ability to create an effective role
  • Maintaining a character in performance
Autumn 2



 
Group Devising.
Non-naturalistic performance.


 
  • Developing convincing content.
  • Use of a range of non-naturalistic techniques.
  • Communication on stage.
  • Devising from a stimulus.
Spring 1




 
Live Theatre Prep


 
  • Understanding of social, cultural and historical background of the play.
  • Key character studies - how key performance skills can interpret them.
  • How set, lighting, costume and props can be used to realise the play.
Spring 2




 

Live Theatre Prep

Theatre and Stage Craft Review



 

  • Analysis of set and staging.
  • Analysis of sound and lighting.
  • Analysis of costume and props.
  • Communication of actors/designers with the audience.
  • Personal response to performance.
Summer 1



 

Group Devising

Non-naturalistic performance.

 

  • Developing convincing content
  • Use of a range of non-naturalistic techinques
  • Communication on stage
  • Devising from a stimulus
Summer 2




 

Live Theatre Prep

Theatre and Stage Craft Review 




 

  • Understanding of social, cultural and historical background of the play
  • Key character studies - how key performance skills can interpret them
  • How set, lighting, costume and props can be used to realise the play
Year 10
                        Topic            Skills
Autumn 1


 
Group Devising 
Non-naturalistic performance
 
  • Developing convincing content.
  • Use of a range of non-naturalistic techniques.
  • Communication on stage.
  • Devising from a stimulus
Autumn 2



 
Group Devising.
Non-naturalistic performance.

 
  • Developing convincing content.
  • Use of a range of non-naturalistic techniques.
  • Communication on stage.
  • Devising from a stimulus.
Spring 1




 
Live Theatre Prep


 
  • Understanding of social, cultural and historical background of the play 
  • Key character studies - how key performance skills can interpret them
  • How set, lighting, costume and props can be used to realise the play
Spring 2 Texts in Practice
  • Study and performance of 2 extracts froma  published play 
Summer 1






 
Live Theatre Prep




 
  • Understanding of social, cultural and historical background of the play 
  • Key character studies - how key performance skills can interpret them
  • How set, lighting, costume and props can be used to realise the play
Summer 2 

Live Theatre Prep

Theatre and Stage Craft Review 

  • Historical background of the play 
  • Key character studies - how key performance skills can interpret them
  • How set, lighting, costume and props can be used to realise the play
Year 11
                        Topic            Skills
Autumn 1


 
Group Devising 
GCSE Assessed Unit

 
  • Developing convincing content.
  • Use of a range of non-naturalistic techniques.
  • Communication on stage.
  • Devising from a stimulus.
Autumn 2 Group Devising 
GCSE Assessed Unit
  • Developing convincing content.
  • Use of a range of non-naturalistic techniques.
  • Communication on stage.
  • Devising from a stimulus.
Spring 1

Texts in Practice 

GCSE Assessed Unit 

  • Study and performance of 2 extracts from a published play
Spring 2

Live Theatre Prep

Theatre and Stage Craft Review 

Prep For Final Examination

  • Understanding of social, cultural and historical background of the play 
  • Key character studies - how key performance skills can interpret them
  • How set, lighting, costume and props can be used to realise the play
Summer 1

Live Theatre Prep

Theatre and Stage Craft Review 

Prep For Final Examination 

  • Understanding of social, cultural and historical background of the play 
  • Key character studies - how key performance skills can interpret them
  • How set, lighting, costume and props can be used to realise the play
Summer 2 Exams