Drama

Drama                Curriculum Vision

Drama at All Saints is a lively department where the nurturing of students’ talents and abilities in Performing Arts is at its heart.

Teaching is interactive and energetic and all students are encouraged to move out of their comfort zone to take risks in their work and try out different things in a safe and trusting environment.

Confidence building and team work is at the heart of the work. As a result; many students are incredibly successful and have moved on to train further at prestigious Drama schools up and down the country.

N Richardson

N Richardson

Curriculum Leader - Drama

KS3 Drama Curriculum

In KS3 Drama, our students study the following topics:

Year 7

  1. Drama skills / techniques / improvisation
  2. Using a script (extracts)
  3. Theatre makers (theory lessons)

Year 8

  1. Drama skills: devising
  2. Exploration of a play text (Noughts and Crosses)
  3. Theatre makers and analysis of play text
KS4 GCSE Drama Curriculum

Exam board: OCR

In KS4 GCSE Drama, our students study the following topics:

Component 1 and 2: Devising Drama (30% of GCSE)

  1. Non-exam assessment – devising drama

Component 3: Presenting and Performing Texts (30% of GCSE)

  1. Non-exam assessment – performed to a visiting examiner

Component 4: Drama: Performance and Response (40% of GCSE)

  1. Written exam – explore a performance text and analyse and evaluate a live theatre performance

Useful websites

OCR GCSE Drama Specification

KS5 A Level Drama and Theatre Curriculum

Exam board: Edexcel

In KS5 A Level Drama and Theatre, our students study the following topics:

Component 1: Devising (40% of A Level)

1. Non-examined assessment – devising and performing a piece

Component 2: Text in Performance (20% of A Level)

  1. Non-examined assessment – group performance from a performance text and monologue/dialogue from a different text

Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice (40% of A Level)

 Written exam – live theatre examination, realising a performance text and interpreting a performance text

Useful websites

Edexcel A Level Drama and Theatre Specification

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