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Mount Carmel - College for Girls

Drama Key Stage 3

 

Curriculum

In Year 7 students learn how to use a variety of performance skills through work on stimuli from different cultures, times and theatre styles. Cooperation, problem solving, group interaction, speaking and listening and evaluating are all skills, which are developed over the academic year.

Some of the topics explored in Year 7 are Horror and Commedia Dell’Arte. You will begin the year with a couple of lessons where we try to build trust between the students and allow you opportunity to get to know each other through games and improvisation.

In year 8 students learn how to use a variety of performance skills through work on stimuli from different cultures, times and theatre styles. These can include pieces of music, scripts and pictures. Students are also expected to re-visit and improve skills/techniques that they learnt in year 7.

Cooperation, problem solving, group interaction, speaking and listening and evaluating are all skills, which are developed over the academic year.

Some of the topics explored in year 8 are internet safety, script work and soap opera. You begin the year with a couple of lessons where we regain the trust between the students and allow you the opportunity to get used to working with each other again through games and improvisation.

In Year 9 students develop the use a variety of performance skills through work on stimuli from different cultures, times and theatre styles. These can include pieces of music, scripts and pictures. Students re-visit and improve skills/techniques that they learnt in Year 7 and 8 as well as learn new things. Some of the topics explored in Year 9 are Knife Crime and Musicals.

Most of the work that students will do in class will be practical, but they may be asked to write a diary entry as a character or a script or write about what they have done in their lesson.

 

Assessment

In Drama assessment is carried out in several ways:-

1) Peer assessment, where you will look at each other’s work in lessons and from video recordings.

2) Practical assessment where you will be given a grade for the performance work that you do from your teacher.

3) Homework.

4) End of Unit evaluation.

5) Questioning and discussion.

 

All you need to bring to the subject is your enthusiasm and imagination!