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Drama Year 7

Aims:
Identify and be able to demonstrate some of the basic social and group skills necessary for effective drama to take place. Work in groups of various sizes. Through this work they should develop self esteem, negotiation skills and the ability to make decisions as part of a group, solving problems and reaching conclusions.

Understand how the use of space, voice and movement can communicate meaning in drama.

Initial introduction to texts, characterisation, physical theatre.

Content:
Introduction to Drama: Initial group exercises, listening skills, group negotiation, trust, concentration
Waxworks:  Still image work based around a waxworks museum, facial expression, body language, gestures, levels
Urban Legends:  Based on narrative structure and storytelling, introducing the technique of flashback.
WW2 evacuation:  Character skills, knowledge and understanding of past events, how people responded to them.
Starting Scripts: Vocal and physical skills to interpret text. Shakespeare.
Soap Opera: Examination of popular culture, social issues.
Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations:  Working with a longer script and developing characters.

Assessment:
Apart from Scheme 1, assessed from the list below, according to the task.

Group Skills, Use of Drama Techniques, Performing Characters, Staying in role, Responding to ideas and performances.  A Year 7 Drama portfolio of work, shadowing the practical work is also looked at to help determine knowledge, understanding and evaluative skills.

Extra Curricular:
Students have the opportunity to participate in a Lower School Drama club, which leads towards a range of performances throughout the year, from assemblies to a showcase evening.

Useful Websites:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/britain_wwtwo/evacuees_01.shtml