Drama


Year 7

What will your child be studying?

Our Schemes of Work in Year 7 include introductions to improvisation, mime and movement, scripted work and Shakespeare.

How will your child be assessed?

We use a mixture of teacher, self and peer assessment. This is focused around ongoing reflection of the strands ‘making’, ‘performing’ and ‘reflecting’. Alongside this there will also be an ‘end of unit’ performance assessment.

How can you help your child?

Any opportunity to see and discuss live performance will greatly support students. This can be developed by asking students to articulate and reflect on what they are currently creating and how they are doing so.

Supportive resources and websites

www.improvencyclopedia.org/

www.dramaresource.com/

Year 8

What will your child be studying?

Our Schemes of Work in Year 8 include a comedy unit as well as development of improvisation skills, exploring Shakespeare and greek myths through physical theatre.

How will your child be assessed?

We use a mixture of teacher, self and peer assessment. This is focused around ongoing reflection of the strands ‘making’, ‘performing’ and ‘reflecting’. Alongside this there will also be an ‘end of unit’ performance assessment.

How can you help your child?

Any opportunity to see and discuss live performance will greatly support students. This can be developed by asking students to articulate and reflect on what they are currently creating and how they are doing so.

Supportive resources and websites

www.improvencyclopedia.org/

www.dramaresource.com/