Drama

Head of Faculty: Mrs S Wiltshire
Teaching Staff: Miss B Lyons
Level of teaching: Key Stage 3,Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5 at The New Sixth

In Drama, students learn so many things that are often unquantifiable. The aim of the department is to promote a love of the creative arts and knowledge of the theatre, the world and human nature. Lessons are mostly practical and active involvement is essential. Talent and effort are equally important. Students grow in confidence by simply doing the best they can.

For further information about this course, please email the Head of Faculty, Mrs S Wiltshire
or telephone her on 01225 312661.

Key Stage 3 (Year 7)

Year 7

2 lessons a week Performing Arts combining Music & Drama

Key Stage 3 (Years 8 and 9)

One lesson per week in Years 8 and 9.

Drama at KS3 will give students the skills required to follow the GCSE Drama course and also essential life skills.

Year 8


Terms 1 & 2
Vocal exercises and Shakespeare
Music and Media

Terms 3 & 4
Stagecraft


Terms 5 & 6
Commedia dell’Arte


Year 9


Terms 1 & 2
Blood Brothers

Terms 3 & 4
Stanislavski & Brecht


Terms 5 & 6
“Blue Remembered Hills”

Surrealism/Frantic Assembly



Schemes of Work

Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11)

Course Code: GCSE Drama AQA8261
Exam Board Specification: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/drama/gcse/drama-8261

Students will have 2 lessons per week over the two years.

Year 10


Terms 1 & 2
Course introduction – Knowledge of Theatre
Drama skills, roles and responsibilities, performance spaces

Terms 3 & 4
Set text ‘Blood Brothers’
Mock performance ‘Acting’

Terms 5 & 6
Revision of set text
Introduction to devising

Year 11


Terms 1 & 2
Completion of Devising coursework
Revision for mock

Terms 3 & 4
Acting coursework
Revision

Terms 5 & 6
Revision

 

Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13) taught at The New Sixth

Courses