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Years 7, 8 and 9

Curriculum Leader: Mr M Doody

Subject structure:

All students in Years 7-9 study drama for two periods a week.

What we learn:

Year 7:

In Drama students will begin to develop communication and group work skills. They are introduced to a number of dramatic conventions and taught how to use these within performances. They will also explore a number of citizenship issues including peer pressure and refugees.

Image from A Midsummer Night's Dream productionYear 8:

Students will develop skills already covered in Year 7 and will use more complex devising and story telling techniques. Students will learn how to devise original drama from a stimulus. They will also study some aspects of theatre history including Greek theatre, commedia D'ell Arte and Shakespeare. Students will continue to explore citizenship themes such as friendship and grief.

Year 9:

In Year 9 students will be introduced to significant theatrical practitioners: Brecht, Stanislavski and Artaud. Students also have the opportunity to develop design skills and more technical aspects of Drama including lighting and sound. Students will develop a deeper understanding of Drama designed for specific audiences.