Drama

Tring School’s drama students are dynamic, independent and entrepreneurial – equally at home performing, creating, directing, designing, teaching and producing performances for a wide range of contexts.

KS3

What equipment will my child need in Drama?

Pen, pencil, planner and Drama book

What will my child be studying?

 

Year 7

  • Darkwood Manor
  • Role Play/Atmosphere
  • Night Shimmy – Empathy
  • Physical theatre
  • Movement & Monologue
  • Greek theatre – mask, chorus

Year 8

  • Romeo and Juliet- motivation and stage fighting
  • Our Day Out- characterisation and comedy
  • Theatre design – costume, lighting and sound
  • Fame & Celebrity – Drama
  • Exploration

Year 9

  • The Truth is out There – Comedy
  • Joyriders – movement and character
  • Othello – movement

How can I support my child through KS3 Drama?

  • Ensuring homework is complete
  • Taking them to the theatre
  • Watching drama on television
  • Talking to them about what they are studying in Drama and their Drama targets

How will my child be assessed in Drama?

There will be practical assessments with every topic – this will either be through final performances or group work and how they use drama to explore themes and plays.

Homework will consist of development tasks on work completed in lessons, such as a set design for a script or mask design for a character, writing up evaluations and rehearsing for assessment at breaks or lunchtimes.

Subject Leader: Miss L Cushnie

KS4

Drama Exam Board: EDEXCEL
Tiered Exam: No

How is the course assessed?

40% practical coursework. 20% written coursework, 40% performance examination

Are there controlled assessments?

During the Summer Term of Year 10, the Autumn Term of Year 11 (both in lesson time), and the performance examination takes place in May of Year 11.

What is covered on the course?

Theatre styles such as “Commedia Del Arte” and “Total Theatre”. Exploration of play texts such as “Metamorphosis” by Steven Berkoff, and “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller. Devising, abstract performance and characterisation, reviewing live theatre productions. Exploration of themes and topics.

What websites would you recommend?

EDEXCEL where there are examples of written work, and the National Theatre.

What equipment should my child have?

A calculator, protractor, ruler, pen and pencil are essential at all times.

Subject Leader: Miss L Cushnie

KS5

A Level Drama & Theatre Studies

For details of the Drama course, please click on the link below:

UCAS Progress.com – Drama and Theatre Studies