Drama

Objectives:

Students to understand ways to interpret a script using different practitioners. Students to interpret characters, themes and issues in both plays and write coursework based on the lessons. Students to develop a monologue to be assessed externally and develop characters for a directed performance. Students to write coursework based on the interpretation of their characters. Students will develop an understanding of the role of a director and create their own performances.


Year

Year 12

Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Unit

Unit 1: A Doll’s House and Metamorphosis

To work in groups to practically explore both texts using the selected practitioners.  They will explore themes, issues, language and non-verbal communication as well as the context of the plays.

To write up coursework based on these lessons.

Unit 2: Monologues and Directed Play

To work individually to develop and perform a monologue writing up coursework based on their interpretation.

To develop performance skills when directed in a play.

To visit the theatre and write an evaluative essay based on the show.

Unit 2: Performance Exam

To continue to work on their monologues and directed play to perform to an external examiner this term.

For students to develop an understanding of a variety of theatre practitioners to support their Unit 3 performance in Year 13. 

Time

14 weeks

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12 weeks

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Exploring the characters, themes and issues both texts using specific strategies in relation to the chosen practitioners. To demonstrate imagination and collaborative skills. To evaluate own and others work verbally.

To write up an evaluative essay on the practical lessons in terms of coursework; writing up the verbal evaluation conducted during the practical lessons. 

Students will choose a monologue and interpret it accordingly to perform.

Students will focus on voice, movement and interpretation.

They will do the same for their directed play.

They will write coursework justifying their ideas.

Students will write an evaluative essay based on a performance they have seen focusing on the production elements. 

Students will be assessed on both performances externally.

They will be rehearsing and developing their performances throughout the term resulting in a final performance.

Students will research further practitioners and create a practical presentation based on this to show to others members of the class that will support and prepare the students for their Unit 3 exam in Year 13. 


Year

Year 13

Term

Autumn

Spring

 

Unit

Unit 3: Devised Performance Exam

To develop a performance based on the stimuli given and base this on a theatre practitioner.

To write up coursework based on this experience.  

Unit 4: Written Exam

Students read the set text and analyse this from a director’s point of view.

They will be prepared to answer all sections of the exam, including modernising the set text.

Students will see a live theatre performance and make notes on this to enable them to write an answer for this section of their exam.

 

Time

13 weeks

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3 weeks

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Students will be assessed on this performance and will plan and perform a devised piece of theatre. They will need to consider all production elements as well as what they want the audience to gain from this.  

They will write coursework based on this experience answering the relevant questions the exam board stipulate. 

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Students will develop an understanding of several rehearsal techniques to use for Section A of the exam.

Students will create their own modernised version of the text to write about in Section B of the exam.

Students will watch a show and evaluate the use of production elements to enable them to write up Section C of the exam.

Students are expected to make official notes to be brought into the exam and will go through exam techniques and timings so they are fully prepared.

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