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Drama

Intent

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

Mr R Shillitoe
Head of Creative Arts
rsh@baines.lancs.sch.uk

Mrs C Tyson
Teacher of Drama
cty@baines.lancs.sch.uk

 Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Year 7Egyptian PyramidsCrash LandingScript Work

Some of the content in these schemes of learning may differ during the academic year 2020-2021 as departments prioritise skills and knowledge from the extended period of remote learning from March to July 2019-2020 and plan for periods of remote learning during this academic year.

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