Drama

Curriculum Details

KS4

Arts Faculty

Content

Year 10

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

    Help with line learning, ensure attendance at after school rehearsals - up to date written log is maintained.
    On-going line-learning, attendance for after school rehearsals.

Introduction to devising (dramatic devices, structure, character, exploration).
Working from a stimulus.
Visit to see live theatre and evaluation of it.
End of term internal assessment = mini devised project.

Half Term 1 (Jul-Oct)
Component 1a and Component 3 preparation

Half Term 2 (Oct-Dec)Component 1a and Component 3 preparation.

Introducing genre / drama & theatre practitioner.End of half term = assessment of understanding of genre/practitioner through practical performance.Mini written evaluation (controlled assessment of 1 hour).

    Creation of portfolio of written evidence / practice of controlled assessment question (performance/design evaluation).
    Support with deadlines for all 3 sections alongside practical sessions and feed forward extension activities.

Half Term 3 (Jan-Feb)Component 3 exploration.

Practical exploration and written exercises of set text (chosen by subject teacher).

    Practice exam questions / Past papers.
    Meeting of deadlines, answers for scaffolded questions from written paper are timed at home and feed forward tasks are responded to.

Half-Term 4/5 (Apr-Jul).

Mini scripted performance projects approximately 5 minutes per candidate.Focussing on key sections of a text that tell the important elements of the story.Internally assessed:Rehearsed, Costumed, Technical elements, audience. Public Performance of Component 1 or 2 in final weeks, collating devices learnt from practical exploration of style / genre / script editing throughout the year. Preparation for written paper Component 3 and Section B. Live Theatre Review.

    On-going line-learning, attendance for after school rehearsals.

    Review of live theatre seen on the course, practice of set text questions based on exam criteria.
    Support with deadlines and feed forward tasks, help with understanding of plot, characters, themes of set text and attendance at theatre on department trips (essential for Section B of the written exam).
    Crucial audience feedback given at public performance showcase evenings.

Study Guides & Resources

Extra Support

Content

Year 11

Homework

Parent / Carer Support

Component 1a (Sep-Nov).

Devising Theatre.

    On-going support with line-learning, mock preparation for Component 1b coursework portfolio.
    All homework deadlines are met, students respond to teacher marking. Parents ensure their child attends after school rehearsals.

Half Term 2 (Oct-Dec)Component 1a and Component 3 preparation.

    Completing controlled assessment.
    Controlled assessment can only be completed in class under supervision.

Component 2 (Jan-Mar/Apr).

Performance from a Text.

    Line learning, attendance to after school sessions arranged by subject teacher.
    All homework deadlines are met, students respond to teacher marking. Parents ensure their son/daughter attend after school rehearsals.

Component 3 : Interpreting Theatre, written paper 1 hour 30 minutes (May).

On-going revision throughout Year 11 as well as homework on set texts.

    Students to complete practice questions / essays on written paper elements.
    All homework deadlines are met, students respond to teacher marking.

Study Guides & Resources

Extra Support

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The Kimberley School

Newdigate St | Kimberley | Nottinghamshire | NG16 2NJ

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