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Curriculum Map






Year 7

Introduction to Drama:

  • Still Image
  • Melting up and down
  • Mime
  • Prepared improvisation
  • Performance skills
  • Role of an Audience
  • Basic evaluation

Introduction to Comic Acting: Commedia del’Arte.



Exploring Shakespeare extracts: The Tempest

  • Teacher in Role
  • Shakespeare’s language
  • Dumbshow

Drama from a Novel: Midwich Cuckoos

  • Role play
  • Choral movement
  • Choral speaking
  • Responding to a Narrator
  • Forum Theatre

Introduction to Tension: the Tell Tale Heart.

  • Introduction to physical theatre
  • Sound collage

Introduction to Script:

  • Basic script conventions of extradialogic stage directions
  • Basic blocking
  • Vocal skills.

Year 8

Exploring the theme of “Outsiders”:  Outsiders from the Middle Ages

  • Role play based on research
  • Conscience Alley skill
  • Performance elements and different interpretations  from professional productions for a performance of the opening scene of Macbeth
  • Evaluation and analysis of audience reaction

Drama Forms:-

  • Melodrama:

Modern melodrama : Soap opera

Traditional Melodrama: The Red Barn

  • Silent Movie

Exploring Text for Performance using  Scary Play published by the National Theatre


  • Applying voice to text
  • Applying hot-seating to text
  • Applying proxemics to text
  • Applying Thought Tracking to text
  • Applying design elements to text

Evacuees: -

Workshops exploring different perspectives on displaced people in C20.

Year 9

  • Naturalism: using the script extracts Setting The Fuses
  • Introduction to Stanislavksi
  • Developing tension
  • Stage combat
  • Pantomime; creating and performing.
  • Non naturalism:
  • Introduction to Artaud
  • The “ mixed styles” production- exploring  a combination of naturalism and non- naturalism in The Landlady by Roald Dahl, and in Bedlam.

Writing about texts in performance

  • Sparkle shark
  • One shot

Review and evaluationof live or recorded performance

Year 10

Current Specification

Edexcel GCSE Drama 2Dr01

  •  Introduction to Unit 1 Exploration A Bare Hillside
  •  Introduction to Unit 3 Performance
  • Mock Unit 3 ( performance )  Consequences
  • Introduction to Unit 2
  • Practitioners: Brecht
  •  Mock Unit 2  full script: Blood Brothers
  • Mock Unit 1 Riots
  • Writing about Unit 1
  • Unit 1 Outsiders Practical and Documentary evidence

Year 11

Current Specification  Edexcel GCSE Drama 2Dr01

  • Unit 2 Gizmo Practical and written assessment
  • Evaluation of Live Theatre
  • Mock Unit 3
  • Preparing to devise an extended drama
  • Unit 3 showcase
  • Unit 3 Performance examination

Year 12

Current Specification  Edexcel BTEC Performing Arts Level 3 ( Acting)lism and non naturalism in e opneing the top of me that I had his phone  and thay Certificate

  • Site Specific Performance ( Unit 102)
  • Principles of Acting ( Unit 19)
  • Auditions for Actors ( Unit 18)

Year 13

Current Specification  Edexcel BTEC Performing Arts Level 3 ( Acting)lism and non naturalism in e opneing the top of me that I had his phone  and thay Subsidiary Diploma.

  • Theatre for Children (Unit 11)
  • Contemporary Theatre Performance ( Unit 13)
  • Performing to an Audience ( Unit 7).


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