KS3 Drama'We live in one of the best cities for opportunities for the arts in the UK. The Creative Arts faculty thrives to challenge the perception of the arts in the local community and provide opportunities for students to explore the arts in both a local & global content. In turn, we hope this will open up a range of job / career opportunities our community of students may never have thought about before. What a wonderful opportunity we have all been given to inspire and teach our students.'
|Year 7||Exploring Drama forms through Text- The Boy at the Back of the Class
In this unit students will explore a selection of basic drama forms through the book ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’. Students will learn the definitions of the forms and apply them to selected extracts from the book. Also, students will explore performance skills by learning how to use their voices and bodies to convey a character.
Students will complete two assessments; a performance that shows significant moments from the book and a written assessment based on an evaluation of their own performance. Students will explore Still Image, Thought Track, Tableaux and Narration.
|Year 8||Exploring Drama forms through Text- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime.
In this unit students will develop knowledge on basic drama forms and learn new drama forms such as monologue and duologue through the book ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’. Students will explore a more varied knowledge of performance skills that enhance their performance ability.
Students will explore work from a director’s perspective by directing other students in rehearsal and discuss their decisions during peer evaluations.
Students will complete two assessments; a performance that shows significant moments from the book and a written assessment based on their own work, the work of others and their decisions as a director.
|Year 9||Exploring Drama forms through a stimulus of ‘Gangs’
In this unit students will explore a stimulus on gangs to help devise their own performance. Students will have to use a range of drama forms to portray a message to the audience about the dangers of joining a gang. They will also be exposed to the drama practitioner Stanislavski and use the forms he has adopted into the world of theatre to create a realistic performance for the audience, allowing their performance to seem like real life. They will use research on the stimulus of gangs to devise their work and explore their forms through the stimulus. Students will perform their pieces practically in front of their peers along with sitting a written exam to evaluate their and their peer performances. Students will explore Tableaux, Still Image, Cross-Cutting, Split Stage, Stage Whisper, Climax, Thought Track, Narration, Devising, “What If”, Realism, Emotion Memory.