Curriculum Journey

This is a map to show the learning journey in Drama from year 6 through to further education and possible careers.

Drama Curriculum Journey.pdf

Knowledge Organisers

These are the knowledge organiser used by students in lessons to support the learning and retrieval of key information.

Overview of the learning journey in Drama

Year 7

The Drama department at The Colne prides itself on meeting the needs of all students and engaging them with a curriculum that is varied, bright and challenging. We start with an introduction to theatre skills and techniques which encourages their performance skills and confidence. As we move to the year students learn about different genres of study from Theatre In Education to physical theatre. Students will learn to perform in a variety of characters which enthuse their interests naturally. We finish the year with a nod to Shakespeare.

Year 8

The term starts with link of genres; murder mystery, comedy, and soap operas. Students engage beautifully with this concept and transpire an air of confidence, expressions and a sense of humour in their performances. In the middle of the year students meet 6 characters for a murder mystery. Each lesson we reveal a drama skill and “who done it?” moment. The mystery, fun and creativity is adored by all.

Year 9

The start of the year we hook students in with the most prestigious play of blood brothers by Willy Russell. Students will explore extracts and learn how to devise scenes in a naturalistic and non naturalistic way. As the curriculum moves on we explore true stories and discuss our rights within the law. This leads to a momentous devised piece that explores different viewpoints. In year 9 we teach students other aspects of the theatre such as lighting, set and costume design. This is all preparation for GCSE drama.

Year 10

Students are now begin their GCSE. They will be in a class full of ambitious, confident and courageous students. We start the term exploring drama practitioners and learn about their style, history and how to embed their skills into a performance. This then seamlessly takes us through to the first mock exam ( component 1). Students will perform and practice writing a mock portfolio. We finish the year with a live theatre review.

We start the year with an introduction to component 3 and the written paper. Students learn to review and critic DNA by Deniis Kelly. As the year progresses students learn to perform a short script from any given play set by the exam board. Students finish the year by completing their comp 1 exam of a performance, portfolio and evaluation.

Year 11

The final year needs to be taught with care, flair and passion. Students will protect their information of DNA with revision lessons and example exam questions. This will be thread throughout the year finishing in a scripted performance to an examiner.