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Drama

Year 7 and 8

DRAMA SCHEMES OF WORK.

 Year 7 Drama at Chislehurst School for Girls

Units of Work

Introduction to Drama and Drama Techniques

Foci:

Ground rules for Drama lessons and rules of hall/studio

The importance of trust and co-operation in Drama

A basic Drama vocabulary

Rules for performance

Voice and Speech

Foci:

The importance of trust and co-operation in Drama

A basic Drama vocabulary

Explore the use of voice in Drama.

Develop vocal skills.

Movement and Expression

Foci:

Re-visit and reinforce skills learned during year and develop from mime to morphing.

Introduce new skills and ideas for expanding improvisations

Expand confidence and abilities of pupils

Introduce more complex ideas and extend work

Develop and Performing Scripts

Foci:

Explore role of Narration

Develop Characterisation

Understand the use of character objective

Explore the development and use of Dramatic Tension

Performance skills

Analysis and evaluation of performance work

Skills developed in Drama in year 7 and 8

  • ·         Physicalising character

  • ·         Vocal delivery

  • ·         Movement and gesture

  • ·         Relationship with audience

  • ·         Drama terminology

  • ·         Working as an ensemble

  • ·         Choral movement

Year 9

Units of work for year 9

Units of work

Sub Headings

Creating a Character

·         Basic skills – Voice, Movement, Character Development

·         Line learning

·         Solo performance

 

Performance from a script

 

·         Stanislavski: creating a role through improvisation, given circumstances and ‘magic if’.

·         Interaction with other characters, line learning, set design, assessed performance

Physical theatre

·         Movement – naturalistic and abstract expression.

·         Developing creativity and exploring ways to use the Drama medium to convey mood, emotion and the physical environment.

·         Choral movement and choral speaking, line learning, editing rehearsing and performing as an ensemble.

 

Masks and Commedia del Arte

·         Communicating through physicality,

·         Developing awareness and response to audience.

·         Exploring stereotypes

·         Devising through comedy and clowning

 

Skills developed in Drama in year 9.

  • ·         Physicalising character
  • ·         Vocal delivery
  • ·         Movement and gesture
  • ·         Relationship with audience
  • ·         Drama terminology
  • ·         Working as an ensemble
  • ·         Choral movement

Year 10

Units of work for year 10

 

Units of work

Sub Headings

Script analysis and performance

·         Character study

·         Contextual exploration

·         Character development

·         Analysis and evaluation of process and performance of production

Practitioners

·         Stanislavski

·         Brecht

·         Artaud

·         Physical Theatre

Devising from a stimulus

 

·         Responding to stimulus

·         Creating character and story

·         Devising scenes

·         Recording analysing and Evaluating process

Live Theatre Analysis

·         Respond to live performance

·         Analyse and evaluate theatre elements

 

Skills developed in Drama in year 10

  • ·         Analysing theatre elements through and in performance
  • ·         Creating character
  • ·         Vocal delivery
  • ·         Applying movement and gesture
  • ·         Relationship with audience and actors
  • ·         Drama terminology
  • ·         Working as an ensemble
  • ·         Devising / creating theatre

Year 11

Units of work for Year 11

 

Units of work

Sub Headings

Devising

 

·         Responding to stimulus

·         Creating character and story

·         Devising scenes

·         Recording analysing and Evaluating process for exam assessment

Script Study

·         Close reading and analysis of staging and performance

Historical and cultural context

·         Understanding themes, characters and setting

Script analysis and performance

·         Character study

·         Contextual exploration

·         Character development

·         Analysis and evaluation of process and performance of production

 

Skills developed in Drama in Year 11

  • ·         Analysing theatre elements through and in performance
  • ·         Developing written response to live theatre
  • ·         Creating character
  • ·         Vocal delivery
  • ·         Applying movement and gesture
  • ·         Relationship with audience and actors
  • ·         Drama terminology
  • ·         Working as an ensemble
  • ·         Devising / creating theatre

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April 20
Hi, we are delighted to announce that at last... DRAMA CLUB starting this week - Year 7 Thursdays, Year 8 Tuesdays Drama Studio - door opposite the Science / Music block Numbers are limited to 20 and space is on a first come first served basis. We look forward to seeing you there
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February 25
Watch “RADA Talks: Kenneth Branagh and Ralph Fiennes in conversation” on https://t.co/tqnRdg4vTz
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February 25
A very exciting immersive production of A Midsummer Night's Dream has just been announced by the Royal Shakespeare Company - have a look here... https://t.co/nYAEgMypbK
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February 11
Great information about Drama A Level and Apprenticeship opportunities! https://t.co/6GQZ7j4ASv
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February 11
An excellent opportunity! https://t.co/ZTtrK0xAwx
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February 4
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February 4
If you need a few moments away from the madness of these days, please watch this puppet animation about morris dancing badgers and the help they receive from quarantined animals. Enjoy!
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January 29
A brilliant new production of Uncle Vanya filmed by the BBC last Autumn is available to stream now: https://t.co/ycMIFXdZOq
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January 29
Enjoy a free streaming of the incredible archive of The London International Festival of Mime: https://t.co/RJqRRgL2Mk
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January 29
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January 29
Are you interested in playwriting? If so, follow the link below to find out more about a fantastic writing course that is being offered by The National Theatre!
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