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KS3 Drama

KS3 Drama

Drama is a life skill and a creative art form. It helps students develop their ability to use voice, movement, gesture and facial expression, within a range of practical role playing activities. Through Drama, young people are given opportunities to express and manage their thoughts and feelings, responding to a wide range of issues and situations. Students are encouraged to work collaboratively whilst participating in a variety of shared experiences.

Students work in a safe and controlled environment where they can respond to, express and explore ideas and concepts that will help them to make sense of the world we live in. The development of these skills encourages self-confidence and self-awareness. It promotes the development of the individual in a group context: roles and ideas are negotiated, problems solved and decisions made together. Drama often leads to a performance and creates opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding as well as promoting deeper levels of analysis, as they evaluate the work of others.

Drama is a subject that helps to develop transferable skills such as negotiation, resilience, team work, cooperation, self-confidence and public speaking. During KS3, students explore both factual and fictional texts that help to broaden their understanding of different social, cultural, moral and historical contexts and situations.

The drama department is a busy and exciting area of Rye Hills School and all students help to shape the work that happens. We offer many Drama opportunities for our students to extend their learning and enjoyment of drama beyond the classroom, ranging from whole school productions, drama workshops, theatre visits, drama clubs as well as hosting visiting theatre practitioners and performers to come into school to work with our students.

Year 7

  • Students are taught three lessons of drama per fortnight
  • Students are taught in a custom build drama studio
  • Students are taught how to create serious and meaning pieces of Drama

Drama Strategies Learned

Drama Mediums Taught

Topics Covered

Still Image

Facial Expression

Starting School

Spoken Thought

Body Language

Horror Stories

Monologue

Vocal Expression

Physical Theatre

Narration

Mime

Community

Role-Play

Props

Bullying

Hot-Seating

 

Mime Skills

Good Angel/Bad Angel

 

Family

 

 

Evacuation

 

 

Conscription

Year 8

  • Students are taught two lessons of drama per fortnight
  • Students are taught in a custom build drama studio
  • Students are taught to develop more emotion in their work

Drama Strategies Learned

Drama Mediums Taught

Topics Covered

Flash-Back

Sound

Cyber Bullying

Slow Motion

Levels

Mafia

Cross-Cutting

Staging

Silent Movie

Conscience Alley

Back-drop

Teenage runaways

 

Lighting

Tribal Living

 

Costume

Urban Myths

 

 

Stereotyping

 

 

Deforestation

Year 9

  • Students are taught two lessons of drama per fortnight
  • Students are taught in a custom build drama studio
  • Students are taught create effective atmosphere within their work

Drama Strategies Learned

Drama Mediums Taught

Topics Covered

Dream Sequence

Students are encouraged to develop uses of all the skills learned and develop using combinations of mediums and strategies to create effective and meaningful work.

Drug Abuse

Anthropomorphism

Suicide

 

Loss

 

Crime

 

Physical Comedy

 

Racism

 

Young Offenders

 

Soap Opera


KS3 Standard Grids

KS3 Standard Grids 2016 - 2017


KS3 Drama Homework

Click the link below and the video will download to the bottom of the screen:

Hook 2 - Posted 13th November 2017


KS3 Drama Materials

Click on the links below:

Glossary of Drama Techniques and Strategies

Improving Your Drama Levels

Links: BBC Bitesize KS3 drama - revision and materials to extend your learning

BBC Bitesize - Drama  - revision guide


Improve your Literacy

 

Click on the link below and make sure you can spell the words and understand their meanings:

Drama Words

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