Curriculum Outline

Year 9

Autumn Half Term 1 Autumn Half Term 2
Introduction to Drama key skills, expectations & the examination criteria. Focusing on bonding, group work and performance confidence Introduction to text work. Working on theory through practical exploration.

Set text – Blood Brothers

Spring Half Term 1 Spring Half Term 2
Introducing Devising – following the examination criteria in order to complete a Devised project using a wide variety of stimuli and key skills. Development of text (as with autumn half term 2) Practical exploration focusing on the external practical examination.
Summer Half Term 1 Summer Half Term 2
Second Devised project with Coursework – practical & theory developed together. Continuation of the Devised project & coursework.

 

Year 10

Autumn Half Term 1 Autumn Half Term 2
Exploration of text through workshops with practical and theory elements. Performance of text under the examination conditions.
Spring Half Term 1 Spring Half Term 2
Preparation of the Devised project.

Theory – preparation for the Pre- Public examinations

Performance of the Devised project with coursework under the examination conditions.
Summer Half Term 1 Summer Half Term 2
Practitioner work based on both text and improvisation. Recap on key skills, subject specific language & expectations. Preparation begins for the final examination year.

Year 11

Autumn Half Term 1 Autumn Half Term 2
Final Devised project preparation, creating & rehearsing.

*extra time will be expected to be spent rehearsing after school

Performance of Devised project under examination conditions. Completion of all coursework.
Spring Half Term 1 Spring Half Term 2
Text preparation and rehearsals.

Redraft of all coursework and handed in.

Examiner visit – Text performance (2 key extracts)

Written exam preparation.

Summer Half Term 1 Summer Half Term 2
Revision for written exam-

Blood Brothers & a live theatre review.