Our aim in Drama is to help pupils to explore the world around them and to ignite their creativity, passion and interest in drama and the theatre.

Pupils are given the opportunity to develop their understanding of drama practitioners and performance styles. They will experience live theatre and have the opportunity to be involved in Academy productions. Pupils will consider aspects of theatrical design, including costume and set design, music and lighting.

In Drama, pupils are required to make independent decisions and be self-critical, but also take into consideration the thoughts, feelings and ideas of others.

Curriculum Overview
Year 7 Year 8
Schemes include:

  • Haunted House
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Schemes include:

  • Let Him Have It
  • Commedia
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • Introduction to Drama
  • Drama Practitioners (Stanislavski, Brecht, Grotowski, Artaud)
  • Performance Styles (Naturalistic, Non-naturalistic, Surrealist, Greek, Physical Theatre)
  • Genre (History, Epic, Commedia Del ‘Arte, Monologues)
  • Approaches to Devising
  • Approaches to Performing a script (‘Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’)
  • Research
  • Creating a Portfolio
  • Evaluating Live Performance
  • Introduction to the Stages of Devising
  • Devising Drama Practice Assessment
  • Creating a Portfolio
  • Evaluation of Live Performance
  • Real Component 1 (Devising Drama) Assessment (worth 30%
  • Exploration of Exam Text for Section A
  • Mini-mock – Presenting and Performing Texts
  • Development for Component 2 – Presenting and Performing Texts
  • Component 2 – Assessment by Visiting Examiner
  • Practical Exploration of Exam Text
  • Practice of Exam Section A
  • Practice of Exam Section B – Evaluation of Live Performance
  • Summer Examination

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Examination Board: EdExcel GCSE Drama (1DR0)

Enrichment Offer

The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of visits to the theatre throughout the year. All pupils are given the opportunity to audition for Academy productions. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.

Useful Resources and Revision Support