KS3 Drama (Yr7)

Curriculum Overview

Point in Year

Unit of Work Title

Starting Point

Curriculum Content

Core Knowledge

Curriculum Content

Core Skills

Mid-term and Final  Assessments

Autumn Term 1

Performance & Devising

  • Reflect on what we know about Drama
  • Introduce/reinforce the elements of a performance.
  • Maintaining character
  • How to effectively use your voice
  • Self & Peer assessment
  • Homework booklet.

Autumn Term 2

Physical Theatre

  • Observation and analysis
  • Capturing audience attention
  • Learning about body language
  • Analysis and collaboration
  • Collaborating and creating
  • Independent collaborative work
  • Rehearsal. When have we done enough rehearsal?
  • Self & Peer assessment
  • Homework booklet.

Spring Term 1

Othello

  • Key motifs in Othello
  • Using Drama to explore character
  • Using Drama to explore character
  • Using Drama to explore characters
  • Use of voice and physicality.
  • Watching performances.
  • Self & Peer assessment
  • Homework booklet.

Spring Term 2

Interpretation, Rehearsal & Reconstruction

  • Discussion skills
  • Staying in character
  • Using analysis to inform action.
  • Meeting the brief
  • Performance
  • Developing a presentation.
  • Self & Peer assessment
  • Homework booklet.

Summer Term 1

“Super Heroes”  Narration & Character  Mind Set

  • Understanding Genre
  • Using narration
  • Creating a montage.
  • Using thought tracking
  • Devising and assessing
  • Self & Peer assessment
  • Homework booklet.

Summer Term 2

Improvisation and Devising

  • Building trust. Teamwork and communication
  • Development of NVC
  • NVC. Staying in role.
  • Responding and reacting.
  • Improvising as a group
  • Narrative development
  • Incorporating all of your skills in a performance.
  • Self & Peer assessment
  • Homework booklet.