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Drama Year 9


Units of one half-term each.


1.      Autumn Term


Domino effect movement work. Comedy.

The tragic domino effect.




2.      Spring Term


History of Theatre:


(a)               Shakespeare

(b)               Melodrama


Following the build up of suspense.


3.      Summer Term


Production unit involving.


(a)               acting

(b)               publicity

(c)               set design

(d)               costume design




Work may be assessed in any of the following ways:


(1)               Oral evaluation by             a) the student

b) peers

c) teacher

(2)               Written evaluation graded by teacher. Results shared with students.

(3)               Practical graded by teacher. Results shares with students.


NB. Homeworks may be delivered in written or oral mode.


A high ability student will be able to:


      Give ideas to start the work and develop the ideas of others.

      Play characters, showing detail and understanding.

      Use language, space and movement in a realistic and dramatically effective way.

      Give reasons why a piece of work is good and say how it might be improved.


An average ability  student will be able to:


      Make an attempt to give ideas to a group.

      Act out roles but without any great originality.

      Show some awareness of language, movement and space but with limited imagination.

      Report on work but usually jut describe what happened rather than give opinions supported by reasons.


A low ability student will:


      Seldom offer ideas or respond to the ideas offered by others.

      Have poor concentration.

      Usually make some attempt to play characters but these will not be believable.

      Use language, movement and space in an uncertain, limited or unrealistic way.

      Rarely discuss the work in a relevant manner.