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Ivybridge Community College

Ivybridge Community College

Drama

The Key Stage 3 Drama programme at Ivybridge Community College has been designed as a vibrant, challenging and progressive programme of study that aims to enable every student to develop a range of valuable transferable skills that they can take forward into their future.  The exciting 2-year programme has been designed with every student in mind, not only for those students who are specifically drama or arts oriented.  Whilst these students will be challenged by the course content, by their experienced Drama Teachers, and by our extensive extra-curricular provision, we have also considered the point of view of the student who may not necessarily think of themselves as a student of Drama. 

Ivybridge Community College is proud to offer Drama as a Key Stage 3 subject where some other schools do not, because of its belief in the importance of the subject in developing valuable transferable skills that are vital for success in any walk of life.  Amongst these are communication skills, self-confidence, and the ability to consider and question wider social concerns in a critical manner.  These are qualities that we aim to develop in all of our students through the study of KS3 Drama.

 

YEAR 7

Term

Scheme of Learning

Main Objectives

Autumn 1

Drama Fundamentals

Focus in Drama

Still Image

Abstraction

Autumn 2

Anti-Bullying

Thematic Exploration

Thought Tracking

Direct Address

Spring 1

Romeo & Juliet

Levels & Proxemics

Spoken Language

Marking the Moment

Spring 2

Darkwood Manor

Suspense / Tension

Atmosphere

Abstraction

Summer 1

Perseus and Medusa

Ensemble / Chorus

Characterisation

Narration

Summer 2

Wolves

Role Play

Semiotics

Hot-seating

 

YEAR 8

Term

Scheme of Learning

Main Objectives

Autumn 1

Commedia dell’Arte

Characterisation

Stock Characters

Physical Comedy

Autumn 2

Gizmo

by Alan Aykbourn

Working from a play text

Mirrored Movement

Cross-cutting

Spring 1

Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare

Language

Thought Tracking

Melodrama

Spring 2

Silent Movies

Mime

Music in Drama

Expressionism

Summer 1

Storytelling

Storytelling techniques

Narrative Structure

Character Trajectory

Summer 2

Our World

Current Affairs / Isuues

Drama as debate

Communication skills