Drama Introduction Drama is an exciting, ever emerging subject which helps builds confidence and the ability to connect with an audience. We explore a variety of styles and genres from Naturalism to Physical theatre and many of our schemes are heavily influenced by practitioners such as Stanislavski, Brecht and Frantic Assembly. Over the two years students will further develop and hone their use of drama techniques as well as deepening their understanding of theatrical conventions.
At the heart of this is our desire to bring the world of the theatre to life in their lessons, whether through the use of lighting and sound in our beautiful studio space, or through Teacher-in-Role activities where teacher and student share in a role-play scenario.
Drama at KS3 Drama is a compulsory subject at Key Stage 3; all students work practically, exercising their Creating, Performing and Responding skills — the three key areas of assessment.
In Year 7 we lay the foundations for further study; learning lines, gaining an understanding of theatrical techniques such as improvisation and characterisation; as well as applying explorative strategies such as still images, thought tracks, slow motion and cross cutting.
The final year of KS3 involves Year 9 experiencing a taster of GCSE studies, preparing them for the exciting practical and theoretical coursework modules that they could go on to experience if opted for at GCSE level. In Year 10 students are assessed during a variety of practical topics such as monologues, duologues, Theatre Practitioners and scripted performance.
Another part of Year 10 involves a theatre trip to see a live theatrical production in which students must write a written response to the action.
This unit involves students performing 2 extracts from a scripted play and performing these to a visiting examiner. Extra-Curricular Activities At KS3 students will have the opportunity to involve themselves in extracurricular activities, such as the Broadoak Theatre Company and our annual Key Stage 3 school production, which is extremely well received and is a highlight on the school calendar.
Facilities At Broadoak we are fortunate to have the use of one black box Drama studio equipped with a data projector, sound system and state of the art stage lighting facilities and a mirrored dance studio as an additional performance space.
Students have access to computers to use for research purposes, as well as having access to a very well stocked props and costume stock room.
We also have a large number of rostra stage blocksTrestle Masks, stage combat equipment and a variety of technology; including video and audio recording equipment.Apr 17, · Character and costume - draw and label the costume work by one of the actors and discuss how this helped to define the character.
then write a paragraph to discuss how the actor used medium and elements to further your understanding of this character. GCSE Drama builds upon previous experience and demands strong commitment, attendance and group work Pupils use Drama strategies to explore the plot and characters in ‘Hamlet’ and develop performance skills They visit the theatre and write a critical review.
Choose an audience and re-write the play for the specified audience eg, for the elderly, choice of words, longer, flowery old fashioned, bosh to wash in, Frock dress 35 mins Assessment (What strategies are you using to assess learning).
Review GCSE requirements.
Learn about planning, style, structure and rehearsal in the context of creating and staging a devised performance for GCSE Drama.
Aristotle considered these six things to be essential to good drama: • Plot: This is what happens in the play. Plot refers to the action; the basic storyline of the play.
• Theme: While plot refers to the action of the play, theme refers to the meaning of the play. GCSE Drama Written Exam Guide to the Written Paper (Unit 1) (This is NOT a review of the play!) You will have a choice of two questions, and each question will have two parts, worth 20 marks each.
In this section, you will need to write about your considered opinion as a member of the audience.