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Lavington School

EQUA Trust

Drama

Subject Leader : Miss Lucy Burgess, l.burgess@lavington.wilts.sch.uk

Drama Curriculum Map

KS3 Curriculum Map

KS4 Curriculum Map

Year 7

We are a vibrant, caring, exciting and innovative department where students are challenged, achieve highly and enjoy a wide range of ‘creative’ experiences. Our primary aim for drama is to enable our students to develop their creative minds, become sensitive to the needs of others as well as communicate effectively.

What are we studying?

In Drama at Lavington School, we aim to build confidence, form great relationships and promote excellent teamwork. Students will participate in performance, creating and responding to work they have seen both professionally and in lesson. They have a broad program of study which enhances both their knowledge of drama and dramatic skill and also gives them perspective of the wider world.

Terms 1 and Term 2
The Twits
Darkwood Manor

Term 3 and Term 4
Where the Wild Things Are
Social Media

Term 5  and Term 6
Space Quest
Super Heroes

How are we assessed?

Each topic lasts for approximately one term. At the end of the topic students’ knowledge, skills and understanding of drama is assessed by curriculum levels.

This will be compared to their target level to measure progress and performance.

How we provide for SEN and Most able students

SEN and most able students are catered for in individual lessons based upon need. This may be in the form of placement in group work to enable an appropriate mix of ability that stretches both the lower and higher end of abilities. Or a task that suits their needs as individuals. These lessons are tailored to the individual and are designed to involve the students into the drama lesson with an alternative curriculum if required. There is a group work mark as part of assessment that allows students who are less able performers to be recognised for their input. The most able students are challenged by a more demanding role in performance work. All students are supported appropriately by the class teacher.

How are we grouped?

Students are always taught in mixed ability classes. During lesson time, students work in pairs, small groups and mixed gender groupings. 

What homework are we expected to do?

Drama is a practical subject, however students may be asked to complete a homework that might include research for a topic or some preparation for a performance such as learning lines or preparing a plot.

What can parents do to help?

Ask your child what has happened in their drama lesson and encourage them to complete any homework tasks set.

Year 8

We are a vibrant, caring, exciting and innovative department where students are challenged, achieve highly and enjoy a wide range of ‘creative’ experiences. Our primary aim for drama is to enable our students to develop their creative minds, become sensitive to the needs of others as well as communicate effectively.

What are we studying?

In Drama at Lavington School, we aim to build confidence, form great relationships and promote excellent teamwork. Students will participate in performance, creating and responding to work they have seen both professionally and in lesson. They have a broad program of study which enhances both their knowledge of drama and dramatic skill and also gives them perspective of the wider world.

 Term 1 and Term 2
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Pantomime

Term 3 and Term 4
Murder in the Mansion
Private Peaceful

Term 5 and Term 6
Spears Sports
Swallows and Amazons

How are we assessed?

Each topic lasts for approximately one term. At an appropriate point in the learning, students’ knowledge, skills and understanding of drama is assessed by curriculum levels. This will be compared to their target level to measure progress and performance.

In Year 8, the following skills are developed:

  • Making a positive contribution to group work ,sharing ideas and showing leadership
  • Exploring ideas and issues
  • Learning lines and performing a short script from memory script
  • using a wider range of different performance skills with growing confidence  and creativity
  • showing audience awareness by being seen and heard
  • using voice and movement to perform imaginative characters and staying in role
  • using the language of drama to give thoughtful feedback

How we provide for SEN and Most able students

SEN and most able students are catered for in individual lessons based upon need. This may be in the form of placement in group work to enable an appropriate mix of ability that stretches both the lower and higher end of abilities. Or a task that suits their needs as individuals. These lessons are tailored to the individual and are designed to involve the students into the drama lesson with an alternative curriculum if required. There is a group work mark as part of assessment that allows students who are less able performers to be recognised for their input. The most able students are challenged by a more demanding role in performance work. All students are supported appropriately by the class teacher.

How are we grouped?

Students are always taught in mixed ability classes. During lesson time, students work in pairs, small groups and mixed gender groupings. 

What homework are we expected to do?

Drama is a practical subject, however students may be asked to complete a homework that might include research for a topic or some preparation for a performance such as learning lines or preparing a plot.

What can parents do to help?

Ask your child what has happened in their drama lesson and encourage them to complete any homework tasks set.

Year 9

We are a vibrant, caring, exciting and innovative department where students are challenged, achieve highly and enjoy a wide range of ‘creative’ experiences. Our primary aim for drama is to enable our students to develop their creative minds, become sensitive to the needs of others as well as communicate effectively.

What are we studying?

In Drama at Lavington School, we aim to build confidence, form great relationships and promote excellent teamwork. Students will participate in performance, creating and responding to work they have seen both professionally and in lesson. They have a broad program of study which enhances both their knowledge of drama and dramatic skill and also gives them perspective of the wider world.

Term 1 and Term 2
Murder Mystery
Stage Fighting

Term 3 and Term 4
Survival
Genre

Term 5 and Term 6

Performing a script

SFX and stage craft.

How are we assessed?

Each topic lasts for approximately one term. At an appropriate point in the learning, students’ knowledge, skills and understanding of drama is assessed by curriculum levels. This will be compared to their target level to measure progress and performance.

In Year 9, the following skills are developed:

  • Working positively with everyone, contributing thoughtfully to group work, listening and showing good leadership skills
  • Devising thoughtful drama, based on a range of issues and themes
  • Communicating a script with some effectiveness
  • Using a variety of different performance skills with definite confidence and creativity, including stylised drama
  • showing audience awareness by being seen, heard and using space effectively
  • performing convincing characters with confidence and originality, and consistently staying in role
  • using the language of drama with some confidence to discuss their own work and the work of others

How we provide for SEN and Most able students? 

SEN and most able students are catered for in individual lessons based upon need. This may be in the form of placement in group work to enable an appropriate mix of ability that stretches both the lower and higher end of abilities. Or a task that suits their needs as individuals. These lessons are tailored to the individual and are designed to involve the students into the drama lesson with an alternative curriculum if required. There is a group work mark as part of assessment that allows students who are less able performers to be recognised for their input. The most able students are challenged by a more demanding role in performance work. All students are supported appropriately by the class teacher.

How are we grouped?

Students are always taught in mixed ability classes. During lesson time, students work in pairs, small groups and mixed gender groupings 

What homework are we expected to do?

Drama is a practical subject, however students may be asked to complete a homework that might include research for a topic or some preparation for a performance such as learning lines or preparing a plot.

What can parents do to help?

Ask your child what has happened in their drama lesson and encourage them to complete any homework tasks set.

Years 10 and 11

What are we studying?

Students will be studying the exciting new OCR specification for GCSE (9–1) Drama. This gives students the opportunity to explore the subject from a range of perspectives by devising their own, original work; by bringing to life the work of a playwright; as theatre reviewers, developing their own thoughts on what makes drama and theatre successful; and as creative artists building and bringing a character to life through exploration and rehearsal. There will also be a visit to the theatre in Year 10.

How are we assessed?

The qualification is made up of three components. 

(60% of qualification)

Component 1: Devising Drama

60 marks

Component 2: Text Performance

60 marks

Students will create a devised performance

in groups.

They will be able to select a starting point from

a range of stimuli provided by the exam board.

Performances will be between 5 and 15 minutes,

depending on the size of the group.

All performances will be supported by a written

Portfolio which is evidence of the students’

devising process and can be made up of a

combination of writing, images, observation notes

and artefacts.

 

40 marks: For the evidence in the portfolio

20 marks: For the final performance.

Students will study a text chosen by the centre.

Students will take a part in two performances of

two extracts from the text.

They will work in a group no larger than 6

The time range is between 2 and 15 minutes,

depending on the size of the group.

Students will be required to produce an

accompanying concept document which outlines

their intentions for the performance.

 

20 marks: Interpretation of the text and creating an intention for performance

40 marks: For the demonstration of the chosen theatrical skill in the final performances.

 

Component 3: Written Exam (40% of qualification)

The exam component will be assessed at the end of the qualification and will be 1 hour and 30 minutes in length. Students will have to complete two compulsory sections

Section A

50 marks

Section B

30 marks

Students will be asked about preparing and

performing a text.

They will draw on the experience of studying a

whole text during the course from a list set by the

exam board.

The questions will focus on the process of creating

and developing a performance, working as a

director, performer and designer, as well as the

performance of a character from the text

This section asks the students to review a

performance they have seen on their course.

They will be primarily assessed on their ability to

analyse and evaluate, but will also be marked on

their accurate use of subject specific terminology.

How are we grouped?

Students are always taught in mixed ability classes. During lesson time, students work in pairs, small groups and mixed gender groupings.

What home learning are we expected to do?

Home learning will be set each week and there will be a mixture of practical and written work. Students will be expected to rehearse and prepare outside lessons, for a practical performance, as well as keep a written record of their drama work which will involve analysis and evaluation.  Students will also be set tasks connected to the written exam.

What can parents do to help?

Discuss with your child what has happened in their drama lesson and encourage them to complete any home learning tasks set. Theatre visits are also a valuable learning tool.

 

Sister act schedule

 

  ‘SISTER ACT’ REHEARSAL SCHEDULE 2022

Date

Time

Section/ Scene

Who?

Where?

Wednesday 15th Sept

3.15-4.30pm

Fabulous Baby  

Whole cast

Studio

Tuesday 20th September

3.15-4.30

Pgs 1-6- all

Plus Block pgs 12-17 when the girls are learning the song)

Deloris, Tina, Nina, Elle, Michelle, Curtis, Ernie, Joey, Pablo, TJ, Eddie, Cops and gangsters

No LBU

M04

Wednesday 21st Sept

3.15-4.30

Fabulous Baby- recap ad block

Whole cast

Studio- no LBU 

Monday 26th September  

3.15-4.30pm

36-58 raise your voice

Main nuns and altar boys

Studio

Wednesday 28th September

3.155-4.30

Pgs 26-37

Recap and finish

All main nuns 

Studio

Monday 3rd October 

3.15-4.30pm

Pgs 17-20

26+37

All main nuns, Eddie and Monsignor O’Hara

 

Wednesday 5th October  

3.15-4.30

Run everything so far- catch up with anything that’s been missed

Whole cast

studio

Tuesday 11th October

3.15-5pm

Take me to heaven 58-69

All main nuns and altar boys 

studio

Wednesday 12th October

3.15-4.30

 As above

Plus mother S song and gangster song

All nuns and altar boys and Eddie +

Studio and do1

Tuesday 18th October

3.15-4.30pm

Sunday morning fever 78-85

Whole cast

studio

HALF TERM- LEARN YOUR WORDS! NO BOOKS ALLOWED NEXT TERM!

Wednesday 3rd November

3.15-4.30

Spread the love- learn the song

Whole cast

Studio

No LBU

Monday 7th Nov  

3.15-4.30

Lady in the long black dress

All in the gang

Studio

Wednesday 9th Nov  

3.15-4.30

 

Pgs 90-98

All main nuns

Studio

Thursday 10th November  

Lunch time

 

Eddie solo and SMR solo

Eddie and SMR

Please have learnt your song by this point- ill block it with you

Studio

Tuesday 15th Nov

3.25-4.30

 

105-116

Named nuns and gangsters and leads

studio

Wednesday 16th Nov

3.25-5pm

 

Spread the love

Whole cast

Studio

Monday 21st November

3.25-5pm

 

Act 1

Whole cast

Studio

Wednesday 23rd Nov

3.25-5pm

 

Act 2

Whole cast

Studio

Wednesday 30th Dec

3.25-5pm

Act 1

Whole Cast

Hall

Thursday 1st Dec

3.25-5pm

Act 2

Whole cast

 

Fri 2nd Dec

Set arriving

Hall

Sat 3rd  Dec

10-4pm

Tech rehearsal- mic run

Whole cast

Hall

Sun 4th Dec

10-4pm

Dress rehearsal

Whole cast

Hall

Monday 5th December

All day- normal home time

Sections to be decided after wknd

Sections to be decided after wknd

Hall

Tuesday 6th December

Morning rehearsals and 1pm matinee performance for Primary schools

 

Rehearsals will finish at 5pm- as this is the opening night, we will need the whole cast at school by 6pm at the latest. You may choose to stay at school and have your tea in the studio.

Performance finish time will be confirmed after the weekend rehearsal. Morning rehearsal and matinee performance 

Wednesday 7th   December

Second night

Whole cast at school by 6pm

Second night

Whole cast at school by 6pm

Thursday 8th December

Last night

Whole cast at school by 6pm

Last night

Whole cast at school by 6pm

 

Some of you are going to be VERY busy for the next few months! Please start to learn your lines.

Do not write in anything other than pencil in the books. You will be charged for any lost or damaged books.

Email- l.burgess@lavington.wilts.sch.uk if you are unable to attend any rehearsals.