Drama

Arts Faculty

KS3

Curriculum Details

Year 7

Content

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

Bertold Brecht

The theatre of Bertolt Brecht. How Brecht's theatre style compares to realism. The techniques that Brecht used to create his style of theatre.

    Research into Brecht's Theatre. Evaluation of their final performance.
    Help your child to research Brecht's theatre style on BBC Bitsesize, GCSE, Drama, Brecht. Ask your child to teach you about Brecht's theatre and discuss with them how it is different to the drama you watch together on television. Ask your child how they are using Brecht's techniques in their final performance.

Scripted Unit:
Humpty Dumpy

How to create atmosphere. Focusing on creating tension within a script. Vocal awareness. Practising cues.Interaction. Empathy focusing on subject of peer pressure / bullying.

    Line-learning.
    Use of stage directions.
    Stage positioning.
    How to layout their own script work.
    Support with script revision / line learning.
    Guidance for neat and coherent script layout according to lesson criteria.

Written Work Rationale (linking to Component 1 of GCSE)Peer Assessment Reviews

Learning to describe explain their chosen theme, give examples of their practical work, stating what happened in a rehearsals , focusing also on how live theatre influenced their own work.How to evaluate their own and other's practical performances.

    Complete in full a rationale of ideas from practical lessons. Completion of peer assessment review worksheet.
    Support checking of work, focusing on spelling errors and use of key drama terms.
    Support checking of work, focusing on spelling errors and use of key drama terms.

Study Guides, Resources & Extra Support

    Homework Support Club Wednesday lunchtimes Drama Club (LAMDA).

Year 8

Content

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

Steven Berkoff

Total Theatre, including:Choral work, Soundscape, Physical characterisation and Mime.

    Practitioner research, evaluative write up of performances, script revision and line learning.
    Support with script revision / line learning.
    Accurate research. (Google) on practitioner that supports understanding in lessons.

Design Focus:
Costume

What a costume designer does. How to interpret a play. How to communicate a play's meaning. How to design a theatre costume

    Researching images of costume design in the theatre. An evaluation of how their costume demonstrates a specific character.
    Help your child to find images of costumes that actors wear (Google Images - costume design). Discuss what they think that costume tells them about the character. Help your child to include detail in their evaluation about the strengths and weaknesses of their design.

Evaluation of Live Theatre

Critical thinking, persuasive writing, personal responses to theatre.

    Theatre Review.
    Support checking of work, focusing on spelling errors and use of key drama terms.

Study Guides, Resources & Extra Support

Year 9

Content

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

Stanislavski

Devising. Back story. Role on the Wall. Hot-seating. Imagination. Through line of action.Objectives and actions. Mental to physical action.

    Practitioner research, evaluative written work of performances, script revision and line learning. Key terms, looking at definitions, asking for examples where these have been used in lessons.
    Support with script revision / line learning Accurate research (Google) on practitioner that supports understanding in lessons. Checking work for accurate definition of Stanislavski's system and key terms with supporting examples

Lighting/sound design (building on prior learning with links to set & costume)

What a lighting/sound designer does.How to interpret a play using light/sound onstage.How to communicate a play's meaning and atmosphere in key section using light / sound. How to design a theatre lighting/sound plot.

    Researching the job of a lighting technician. What are the responsibilities of a sound engineer? Evaluation of how lighting / sound choices contributed to a group performance.
    Help your child to find accurate research on the internet.
    Completing worksheets fully, using correct key terms.

Study Guides, Resources & Extra Support

0115 938 7000

The Kimberley School

Newdigate St | Kimberley | Nottinghamshire | NG16 2NJ

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