Curriculum: Key Stage 3

KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 8 Drama
Term 1Chicken by Mark Wheeler (T.I.E)   
'Page to stage' students will explore the content and theatrical style of the script. Elements of T.I.E will allow student to change their practical focus when devising their own pieces. The focus on lighting, sound, costume and set design will give students an understanding when writing about the production and considering the concept of the piece.
Assessment: This unit allows students to focus on their practical characterisation. The theory side to this play text will be set questions to answer in timed conditions.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Craig and Bentley   
The iconic historical story of Christopher Craig and Derek Bentley. Students will carry out their own research project and re-create some of the main events from these events.
Assessment: This unit of work allows students to devise from a variety of stimuli relating to one overall topic. Students will learn the techniques of embedding factual drama into their group pieces.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Craig and Bentley   
The iconic historical story of Christopher Craig and Derek Bentley. Students will carry out their own research project and re-create some of the main events from these events.
Assessment: This unit of work allows students to devise from a variety of stimuli relating to one overall topic. Students will learn the techniques of embedding factual drama into their group pieces.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Physical Theatre   
A physical explosion of creativity. A combination of devised practical work based on the style of Frantic Assembly. Students will have an understanding of the British theatre company and how meaning is communicated through movement.
Assessment: Focus areas will be theatrical style and movement. Students will understand the links between this style of work and the requirements needed in Yr9.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Spy and Mime  
Students will explore the genre of Mime. They will develop the physical skill, control and precision of movement within a drama performance.
Assessment: This unit will require students to communicate meaning through their movement, facial expressions, body language and gestures. All of which are skills that are required when they explore challenging content in Yr9.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Trestle Masks  
An opportunity for students to demonstrate their Mime skills through the use of Mask.
Assessment: This unit will require students to communicate meaning through their movement, body language and gestures.Key Words and Terms
 

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