Quick Links

Useful Links

Drama

Key Stage 3 Drama

In Years 7, 8  and 9 students have one single compulsory Drama lesson each week.

Within their lessons, students will explore a variety of drama techniques,  including physical theatre skills whilst also exploring characters and themes from classic and contemporary texts.

GCSE Drama

The GCSE Drama is focused on building upon many of the skills taught and learnt at Key Stage 3, but with the added focus of the Theatre as an influence and a stimulus. 

In Year 10, students experience a variety of workshops and live theatre experiences at The Young Vic, The Old Vic, The Unicorn Theatre, Futures Theatre and Little Fish Theatre Companies.  Students have an opportunity to go to the theatre on several occasions to view professional live work in order to be able to write their 2000 word response to a live performance with full confidence.  GCSE Drama students work alongside theatre professionals in school with actors, choreographers, and directors visiting the school to deliver workshops who provide a different perspective on Drama. 

This supports the students to be able to devise their own performance pieces in Year 11 with originality.

GCSE Drama is made up of three components

  • Component 1: Devising Coursework 40% (internally assessed)
  • Component 2: Text/Play Coursework 20% (externally assessed)
  • Component 3: Theater Makers Written examination 40% (exam assessment)

Subject Content by Year

Autumn  1

Autumn  2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

 Intro 2 Drama

 

 Antigone

Naturalism
&Symbolism

 Hamlet

 Masks

 Stimulus’

Year 8

History of Greek Theatre

Dark Wood Manor

Macbeth

 

Hana’s Suitcase
(With Music)

 Random

 

Physical Theatre

Year 9

 Girls Like
That

 Girls Like That

Blood
Brothers

 

Blood
Brothers

The Beauty Project
(With Music)

The Beauty Project
(With Music)

Year 10

 

Intro 2 GCSE
DRAMA

Improvisation & Practitioners

Theatre Makers
(Live Theatre)
Text/play
Component 3: 40%

INSPECTOR CALLS

Live Theatre Component
3: 40%

 Devising Work

Live Theatre
Component 3: 40%

 Devising Work

Text/Play

Component 3: 40%

 INSPECTOR CALLS

PPEs
Written Paper
EXAM
Component 3: 40%

Year 11

 

Devising Work
Component 1: 40%

 

Devising Work
Component 1: 40%

 

Text/Play
Performance
Component 2: 20%

Girls like That

Text/Play
Performance
Component 2: 20%

Girls like That

Written Paper
EXAM
Component 3: 40%

N/A

'To Heaven on Foot' a performing arts collaboration between the staff and students of Notre Dame, Southwark.



Press "Play button"

GCSE Drama students in a workshop lead by practitioners from The Young Vic.