Drama

 

High-Level Plan

TermY7Y8Y9
Foundation CourseExtending Skills, knowledge, attitude and conceptsDeveloping skills and learning concepts
1STORYTELLING - What does effective group work look like and how does it aid the task of story-telling?

What is effective communication in a small, large and big groups and why is this important?

How do good group work skills enable a group to establish key moments in a story?

How does an effective group help to build a sense of atmosphere when telling a story?

How does good group work and collective working together enable complex ways of communicating a story effectively to an audience?
PEER PRESSURE/SHOP LIFTING - How to explore a topic through the medium of drama to gain insight and perceived experience.

Develop knowledge of peer pressure – what it is and what it looks like.

To know and be able to recognise different types of persuasion and persuasive language – how this can be recognised through use of both non-verbal and verbal communication.

Develop an understanding of the impact of making someone do something that they don’t want to do.

Applying knowledge of peer pressure to develop a character and story.
COMMEDIA - Learning about the genre of Commedia Dell’arte and how to use body language and gesture to communicate character and story to an audience.

Understanding genre and how this can change a performance.

How to communicate emotion physically and the art of clocking the audience.

Introduction to commedia dell’arte stock characters.

Applying a variety of disciplinary knowledge to develop a genre specific performance, demonstrating mastery in a variety of skills.
2SCRIPT/TEXT - How to develop story-telling to an audience via text, developing knowledge of interpersonal communication.

Understand how context can change the scene, develop drama from initial text, develop a character which is different from themselves.

How to apply story-telling drama techniques to a text to improve story-telling skills.

How communicate a variety of texts clearly to audience through interpersonal communication, including use of voice, body language and proxemics.
SLAPSTICK - Learning the importance of self-control to create impactful communication to an audience.

Understanding genre and how this can change a performance.

To build character and exaggerate, with control, to fulfil slapstick genre conventions.

Demonstrate control in rehearsal to develop stage fighting techniques and choreography.

Applying knowledge of stereotypes, stage fighting and control in rehearsal to devise an effective slapstick scene.
EPARTURE - Developing an awareness of intrapersonal communication and applying this knowledge to create complex characters.

How to create a scene from a stimulus, using whole class still image as a starting point.

How to develop a scene through the use of monologues – exploring the application of intrapersonal awareness to develop complex characters.
How to achieve mastery in performance of intrapersonal communication through sharing, reflecting and improving.
3CHARACTERPANTOMIMESECRET
4BULLYINGSCRIPTSHAKESPEARE
5TINSELBATTLE CRISISPERFORMANCE

 

Medium-Term Plans

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Year 8

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Year 9

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