9 Drama

9DRA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Z. Creek

Students will work together cooperatively in groups to devise, develop and present a variety of dramas in front of their classmates. It will focus on the following strands taken from the Drama curriculum:

Students will develop confidence in presenting to an audience, and become increasingly audience aware. They will explore how to use body, voice, space, and movement to take on and sustain a role. 


Course Overview

Term 1
Students will explore basic drama conventions such as tableaux, mime, and narration through a series of improvised and scripted tasks, to build foundational Drama skills. Key words and vocabulary will be developed through practical workshops, including gesture, facial expressions, posture, and movement.

Using a well-known myth as the basis, students will write scripts for a puppet show that they will create. They will research styles of puppets and make their own puppets for the piece. A focus on expression and using voice to effect contributes to the learning in this module.

Students will learn basic stage combat skills to incorporate into a Pirates of The Caribbean themed devised drama. They will use conventions within the devised piece (E.G slow motion, split-stage, use of levels, mime, dialogue, silence).

Pathway

10 Drama