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Drama

Drama is about developing our students’ imagination, creativity, confidence, clarity of communication and understanding of the world around them.

Through acting and improvisation; devising, performance and careful evaluation of their own and others work, students also develop their powers of critical analysis and aesthetic judgment.

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Autumn Term

  • ‘'Greek Theatre':
  • Why drama?
  • Creating Mythical Creatures - detailed mimed actions
  • Performance discipline
  • Learning key drama terms
  • ‘Mystery Pictures’:
  • Character building
  • Using voice and body-language
Autumn Term
 
  • ‘Gorwood Manor’:
  • Story-telling
  • Physical theatre
  • Use of sound and light

Autumn Term

  • ‘Soap Opera’:
  • Exploring Genre
  • Using stock-characters
  • Exploring cliff-hangers
  • ‘Conflict and Tension’:
  • Creating tension in drama
  • Exploring relationships

Spring Term

  • Reflective learner and independent enquirer
  • ‘Stereotypes’:
  • Further character work
  • Use of freeze-frames, polishing performance
  • Using and breaking down stereotypes
  • Introducing abstract drama
  • ‘Charlie and Chocolate Factory’:
  • Script and devised

Spring Term

  • ‘Titanic’:
  • Creating character
  • Using research
  • Improvisation
  • Imaginative truth
  • Monologues
  • Conveying character
  • 'Revolting Rhymes':
  • Narration
  • Storytelling conventions
  • Character, plot and twists

Spring Term

  • Script writing
  • Performance skills
  • Non-verbal communication
  • ‘Status’:
  • Exploring status in drama
  • Techniques for playing status
  • Use of space
  • ‘Let Him Have It’:
  • Story by Derek Bentley and Christopher Craig
  • Script work
  • Character, plot and historical context
  • Exploring tension and status

Summer Term

  • Effective participator and creative thinker
  • ‘Skellig’:
  • Staging
  • Movement and music
  • Exploring and using text
  • Script work
  • Devising drama

                                     

Summer Term

  • ‘Tempest’:
  • De-mystifying Shakespeare
  • Movement
  • Physical Theatre
  • ‘Toni Totti’:
  • Murder Mystery joint project with Science, English and Maths
  • Playing Character
  • Staying in role
  • Interpreting the circumstances

Summer Term

  • ‘Physical Theatre' DNA by Dennis Kelly:
  • Approaches to working on text
  • Learning lines
  • Performance skills
  • Staging         

                                                    

Staff Contact
Mrs L Seymour - lseymour@oxtedschool.co.uk