Drama KS3

KS3 overview.

Year 7

  • Drama Techniques Introduction – pupils explore acting styles which enhance the communication of performance (mime/narration/still image/physical theatre/story-boarding.
  • Characterisation – pupils will use vocal and physical skills to explore the characteristics of a role through performance.
  • Adaptations/story telling form – pupils will explore the ways in which storytelling can occur, making their own theatre adaptations of well-known stories.

Year 8

  • Drama Techniques 2 – pupils explore the skills needed for more challenging techniques that will be used throughout the year (duologues/thought-tracking/spotlighting/hot-seating/Role on the Wall).
  • Current Affairs – pupils explore national, regional, international and local current affairs. They use drama explorative strategies to investigate these and create their own theatre adaptations.

Year 9

  • Drama Techniques 3 – pupils explore advanced drama techniques and explorative strategies to combine with other known strategies during development and performance (flashbacks, flash-forwards, dream sequences, cliff hangers and monologues).
  • Introduction to Stimuli – pupils will use a range of stimuli to build stories and devise well developed performances.
  • Crime/Addiction – pupils will explore a range of crimes and social issues where they explore through drama the reasons, motivations and long term consequences of these.

How will the KS3 curriculum prepare my child for life in modern Britain?

Pupils’ confidence levels amongst their peers are increased greatly through drama in KS3. This enables them to feel more confident around other areas within the school and when taking part in daily activities outside of school with family and friends. Pupils gain an appreciation of others’ work through involvement of being a member of an audience.

Does my child need any specialist equipment for this subject?

Some practical props and costumes required are provided by the school.

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