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Introduction to Drama
Key Concepts
  • How to use drama techniques to stage a scene
  • What the different techniques are called and what they aim to achieve
  • How to use the techniques in a piece of theatre
  • The variety of skills that are used to enable and better a performance
Key Vocabulary
Script, Thought tracking, Facial expressions, Body language, Gestures, Pitch, Staging, Emphasis and Volume
Greek Theatre
Key Concepts
  • How to use devising tools in order to show a story through the use of the body
  • The variety of Drama techniques they are able to use
  • How to use Dramatic techniques to retell a story.
  • The physical demands on an actor as well as how to apply vocal skills
Key Vocabulary
Mime, Gestures, Devising, Body Language, Staging, Blocking, Facial Expressions, Posture, Eye contact
Click to Expand Spring Content:
Mime and Movement
Key Concepts
  • Drama techniques and skills to show a variety of characters
  • The skills used to project the voice
  • Warm ups that will develop the performance
  • How to use devising techniques to create a piece of drama
  • Use bodies to convey meanings and stories.
Key Vocabulary
Playwright, Play, Drama, Accent, Tone, Emphasis, Intonation, Volume, Pitch, Hot-seating, Thought-tracking, Improvisation
Comedy and Pantomime
Key Concepts
  • Techniques used to create theatre and film pre-1940.
  • The difference between live theatre and recording for film.
  • Techniques that can support the dramatic effect of live theatre
Key Vocabulary
Language, Melodrama, Stock characters, Storyline, Stereotype, Characterisation, Script, Abstract mime, Literal mime
Click to Expand Summer Content:
Key Concepts
  • Reading, analysing and performing scenes
  • How to develop a character
  • How to perform particular lines
  • How to embody stock roles within a performance
Key Vocabulary
Playwright, Play, Drama, Prose, Verse, Iambic Pentameter, Imagery, Characters, Setting, Relationships, Decode, Infer, Analyse, Annotate, Staging
Visiting Darkwood Manor
Key Concepts
  • How to improvise and work effectively within a team
  • How to interpret stimuli
  • How to delegate within a team
  • The variety of elements to consider such as lighting and sound
Key Vocabulary
Technician, Sound, Lighting, Proscenium Arch, Promenade, End On Stage, Traverse, Thrust Staging, Costume
Subject Overview:

Students in Year 7 have 1 Drama lesson each week.

Students receive 1 piece of Drama homework on alternate weeks.


Students are assessed based on a performance every half term. Students then reflect upon their performance, with assistance and support from staff.