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We have a broad and balanced curriculum in which students have the opportunity to experience many styles of Drama and Theatre, including: Mime, Script Work, Naturalism, Historical Theatre, Comedy and Physical Theatre. Students develop a wide knowledge of current issues in society as well as learning about the professional theatre and how to create meaning on stage. As well as developing specific Drama skills, students will also develop their self-confidence, team work and problem solving skills. Outside of the classroom we offer a range of extra-curricular clubs for all year groups as well as theatre trips and workshops.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Overview

AUTUMN 1 Intro to Drama – Story Telling Melodrama Physical and Scripted Theatre
AUTUMN 2 Pantomime – historical drama Blood Brothers – naturalism Theatre Makers
SPRING 1 Greek Theatre – Antigone  Holocaust – historical, tension Commedia dell’Arte
SPRING 2 Oliver Twist – devised Hamlet – stage combat From Page to Stage
SUMMER 1 Evacuees – writing in role Epic Theatre – cyberbullying Devising
SUMMER 2 Charlie and The Chocolate Factory – Musical Theatre Horrible Histories Theatre Company – introduction to GCSE

GCSE Drama Overview

Exam Board:  Edexcel
Year 11 (9-1)
Year 10 (9-1)

  YEAR 10 YEAR 11
AUTUMN 1 Week 1 – Drama warm ups / exercises / Team building
C3: Theatre Makers in Practice –  The Crucible
C3: The Crucible
C2:  Performance rehearsal
AUTUMN 2 C3: Theatre Makers in Practice –  The Crucible C2: Performance (theatre trip to Woman in Black)
SPRING 1 C1: Devising
Brecht Frantic Assembly
            C3: Live Theatre Review
Exam preparation
SPRING 2  C1: Devising
Artaud Kneehigh
C3: Exam preparation
SUMMER 1 C1: Devising  C3: Exam preparation
SUMMER 2 C1: Devising  C3: Exam preparation

A Level Overview

Exam Board: Edexcel A Level
Year 13 (New Linear)
Year 12 (New Linear)

  YEAR 12 YEAR 13
AUTUMN 1 C3: Machinal
C3: Lysistrata
C3: Lysistrata
C3: Machinal
AUTUMN 2 C3: Machinal
C3: Lysistrata
C2: Performance preparation
SPRING 1 C1: Practitioner workshops
Frantic Assembly
Live Theatre Evalution
C2: Performance exam
C3: Live Theatre Review (theatre trip)
SPRING 2 C1: Practitioner workshops
C3: Machinal
C3: Lysistrata
C3: Live Theatre Review
SUMMER 1 C1: Devising: Creation and Rehearsal C3: Machinal
C3: Lysistrata
C3: Live Theatre Review
SUMMER 2 C1: Devising performance and written portfolio.