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Drama & Performing Arts

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Introduction

The Drama Department is responsible for the provision and delivery of exciting and innovative Drama throughout the school.  The teachers are passionate and determined to build enthusiasm for the subject and make it an integral part of school life. Staff shares good practice within the Department to strengthen the curriculum that we provide across the key stages.

The course has been designed to act as a foundation for the next Key Stage, so knowledge and skills learned in KS3 are in preparation for KS4 and beyond.  This provides a fully rounded Drama Curriculum and offers students experience in key skills at every level of study.

 

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KS3

Students are timetabled one hour of Drama per week at Hodge Hill and this takes place in one of the two purpose built Drama Studios. Topics explored are as follows:

Year 7

 

Introduction to Drama

Introduction to Devising

Commedia Dell’ Arte

Roald Dahl: Revolting Rhymes

Face- the play

Year 8

Practitioners:

Stanislavski and Brecht

Physical Theatre

Silent Movies

War & Evacuees

Stage Combat

Greek Theatre

Year 9

DNA

Debating Drama

Theatre in Education

Practitioners:

Artaud

Shakespeare re-told

The Body Snatchers

 

 

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KS4

BTEC Performing Arts

Exam board

Pearson

Examined by

Three components: Two internally assessed and externally moderated by the exam board & One externally assessed and moderated

Key topics taught

Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts (Internally assessed)

Learner’s develop their understanding of the Performing Arts by examining practitioner’s work and the processes used to create performance

Component 2: Developing Skills and Techniques in the Performing Arts (Internally assessed)

Learners develop their Performing Arts skills and techniques through a series of acting workshops and performances of existing plays.

Component 3: Performing to a Brief (externally assessed)

Learners will work as part of a group to create a workshop performance in response to a   given brief and stimulus from the exam board.

  

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Support

Extra Curricular:

The department run a Drama club every Thursday after school 3.15pm-4.15pm. Work produced is then performed in assemblies in front of peers.

In addition to this, the department also produce a school production. Past performances include:

  • 2016: ‘Face’ by Benjamin Zephaniah and Richard Conlon
  • 2017: ‘Noughts and Crosses’ by Malorie Blackman and Dominic Cooke
  • 2018: ‘Ceasefire Babies’ by Fiona Doyle (part of the National Theatre Connections programme)

Christmas 2018: ‘Peter Pan the pantomime’

  

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