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CURRICULUM INTENT: DRAMA

Our aim is to provide a high quality and relevant drama curriculum, rich in cultural capital. We aim for all students to be able to read, perform, technically support and analyse a wide range of texts from different cultures. We want students to be able to develop SMSC by taking on the roles of others, developing empathy and insight for different perspectives and build self -worth in performance and production.

 

Peter Pan 2015 web

 

The Burgate School treats Drama as a subject in its own right and it is very much aware of the positive influence it has on many of its pupils across the curriculum.

Drama can enable and empower pupils to improve their skills in communication, language, self- confidence, speaking, listening and socially - all of these skills are of course needed in daily school life.

Burgate is lucky enough to have a purpose built drama studio which, whenever possible, is used and treated like a professional studio. Pupils and students alike have often commented on the ‘magical’ atmosphere that is so often felt when watching a performance in the room. Whether a short year seven improvisation or the sixth form performing Shakespeare; drama adds to a pupil’s education by fuelling their imagination, developing creative thinking and by the appreciation of the work and efforts of others.

Why Study Drama?

Why Study Drama

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Drama Department Curriculum Map

 

Year 9

 

Unit  Descriptions

Landmark Assessments

Autumn 1

C3 Presenting and Performing Texts

‘The Disappeared’

Scripted Performance Mock C3

 

Autumn 2

C4(b) Evaluation of Live Theatre

‘Treasure Island’

 Mock year 9 exam

Spring 1

C1/2 Devising Drama

2017 past paper

 Year 9 exam

Spring 2

C1/2 Devising Drama

2017 past paper

 

Mock C1/2 course work

Summer 1

C3 Presenting and Performing Texts

Find Me

 

Summer 2

 

C3 Presenting and Performing Texts

Find Me

 Mock C3

 

Year 10

Specification: OCR

 

Unit Descriptions

Landmark Assessments

Autumn 1

C4b  Introduction to theatre criticism

‘Wicked’ at The Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 4th Oct.

 Teacher assessment – Mock C4b

Autumn 2

C3 Introduction to Style and Genre

Workshops on ‘Find Me’ by Olwen Wymark, followed by a mock C3

 Teacher assessment – Mock  C3

Spring 1

C3 Introduction to Style and Genre

Workshops on ‘Find Me’ by Olwen Wymark, followed by mock C3

 Teacher assessment – Mock  C3

Spring 2

C1/2 Devising Drama

 Non-exam assessment C1/2

Summer 1

C1/2 Devising Drama

 Non-exam assessment C1/2

Summer 2

C1/2 Devising Drama

 Non-exam assessment C1/2

 

Year 11

Specification:  OCR

 

Unit Descriptions

Landmark Assessments

Autumn 1

C4 Performance and Response

Visit to see Wicked at The Mayflower 4th Oct.

 Preparation for Mock exam

 

Autumn 2

C3 Presenting and Performing Text

C4 Performance and Response Mock exam

Spring 1

C3 Presenting and Performing Text

 

Externally examined beginning of March

Spring 2

C3 Presenting and Performing Text

C4 Performance and Response

Externally examined beginning of March

Summer 1

C3 Presenting and Performing Text Externally assessed mid May

 

Year 12: Drama and Theatre Studies

Specification:  OCR

 

Unit Descriptions

Landmark Assessments

 Autumn 1

C31 Live Theatre

Exploring live performance, looking at themes and Semiotics: Frankenstein, Othello, Live Theatre.


C31 Evaluation of Live Theatre

Autumn 2

C31 Analysing performance

Read and workshop text - Frankenstein

 

C31 Mock Written Paper pt 1

 

Spring 1

C31 Analysing performance

Read and workshop texts - Othello

 

C31 Mock Written Paper pt 2

Spring 2

C11/12/13/14 Practitioners in Practice

Practitioner workshops

C11/12/13/14 Research Report

Summer 1

C11/12/13/14 Practitioners in Practice

Devising

C11/12/13/14 Interim grade

 

Summer 2

C11/12/13/14 Practitioners in Practice

Devising and Performance

C11/12/13/14 Final grade

Final performance late June/Early July

 

Year 13:  Drama and Theatre Studies

Specification:  Edexcel

 

Unit Description

Learning Landmark

Autumn 1

C45 Deconstructing texts for Performance

 C45 Mock exam

Autumn 2

C21 Exploring and Performing Texts

 Practice essays

Spring 1

C21 Exploring and Performing Texts

External assessment

Spring 2

C21 Exploring and Performing texts

Revision for C45 and C31

External assessment C21/22/23/24 in mid March

Summer

Revision for C45 and C31