The aim of the KS3 curriculum is to aim to build both Drama and personal skills which can be relied upon to succeed, not only in drama lessons but beyond school life and in future employment. At the heart of the curriculum is the development of engagement, communication and oracy, creative imagination, clarity of expression, autonomy, leadership confidence and cooperation. As many of our student do not have a great deal of prior knowledge and experience in the subject the development of key dramatic skills and terminology are developed throughout the KS3 curriculum The curriculum is structured based on the expectations for A Level Drama and Theatre; key concepts and skills required by the end of year 13 are fed down into schemes of work from Year 7 upwards. This is designed to raise expectations and standards from the start of Key Stage 3 and ensure that drama knowledge is being understood both practically and theoretically.
The Year 10 is designed to give the students an opportunity to take part in a number of ‘mock’ assessments in order for them to develop the knowledge and understanding of the different areas of assessment. In the latter half of the year the Devising Theatre NEA is assessed.
The Year 11 Curriculum is focused on the development of two units of work, Text in Performance & Understanding Drama. The year is initially split into 2 lessons of preparation for the Text in Performance External Examination Autumn & Spring Term and 1 lesson for the Understanding Drama Written Exam Autumn to Summer Terms.
SUBJECT LEADER: Mr T Hawes firstname.lastname@example.org
EXAMINATION COURSES OFFERED
GCSE Drama Exam Board: AQA
GCE Drama & Theatre Studies Exam Board: Edexcel
EXTRA-CURRICULAR OPPORTUNITIES IN THE SUBJECT
- Key Stage 3 Drama Club
- Whole School Musical