The act of ‘role play’ is an important element of a young person’s learning and development. The curriculum intends to give students a practical knowledge of how drama works as an art form and encourages them to recognise how drama is integral to cultures in different times and places.
KS3 develops the vital skills of independence, appreciation, concentration, cooperation, team working skills, confidence, creativity, communication and critical thinking through the practical exploration of different genres, styles and performances. The curriculum also develops specialist Drama skills such as improvisation, movement, body language, posture, gesture, timing, control, facial expressions, vocal projection, diction, expression of mood and the interaction with other performers.
Our Drama curriculum is particularly closely allied to other art subjects and to English. The curriculum allows students to plan/design, create and perform (similar to skills developed in Music), and it also supports English by developing communication skills, through practical exploration of texts and stimuli.
Names of staff, role & contact details
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|Year 7||Egyptian Pyramids||Crash Landing||Script Work|
Some of the content and/or sequencing in schemes of learning during the academic year 20/21 and academic year 21/22, may differ due to the extended periods of remote learning and other Covid-related disruptions to regular learning.
How and when is my child assessed?
In Drama, students will receive one formal assessed piece of work each term (this will either be a performance and/or composition based task).
Feedback given at this point by the teacher will be written, and will make use of a coded feedback system. Students will receive for each piece of work, at least 1 WWW comment outlining what they have done well, and 1 EBI comment, which will in turn provide the students with a learning/development target for their next assessed piece of work.
Between formal assessment points, students will receive regular and appropriate verbal feedback so as to help students progress and develop their knowledge, understanding and skills