Hellesdon High School

& Sixth Form Centre

Year 9

 

  Topic(s) Key content to be learned Assessment

Autumn Term

GCSE drama skills/ Bouncers

  • Focus/ Blocking/ Proxemics/ Status
  • Introduction to roles and responsibilities.
  • Staging layouts and areas of the stage.
  • Creating aims for the audience
  • Characterisation
  • Body and movement as a means of communication
  • Vocal development of accent, pitch, pace and tone

Performance

  Devising from stimuli comp 2: War themed
  • Collaboration and development of performance work
  • Engaging with a range of stimuli, pictures, poetry, quotes, letters and film
  • Interpreting meaning
  • Developing mood
  • Creation of character
  • Monologues
Non-linear structures
Performance

Spring Term

 

DNA

 

  • Exploration of extracts.
  • Group work
  • Themes, plot, character
  • Creating Mood and Atmosphere
  • Creating contrasts
  • Creating aims for the audience
  • Characterisation
  • Body and movement as a means of communication
  • Vocal development of accent, pitch, pace and tone

Vocab Quiz

Summer Term

 

Stage Combat

  • Health and safety.
  • Dramatic conventions, slow-motion, crosscutting, flashback, 
  • Group work
  • Themes, plot, character

 

  Blood Brothers
  • Social, historic, political context
  • Accent workshop
  • Characterisation
  • Live Theatre analysis
  • Narration
  • Non-naturalistic storytelling in musical theatre
  • Style and genre