Curriculum: Key Stage 4

KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 10 Drama
Term 1Set skills via devising (Comp 1)   
Students will be given the theme of the '7 Deadly Sins' to devise new material from. Students will begin by practically exploring themes, sharing ideas and then plan and rehearse their piece. Students will start their portfolio which documents the devising process. Students will learn about the roles and responsibilities in the theatre including activities they may undertake on a day to day basis and the aspects of the production for which they are accountable. All students will be expected to perform aspects of their work at the Becket Keys Open Evening in September.
Assessment: Students are marked out of 15 for their practical ability based on their characterisation, physicality and vocality. Students are marked out of 30 for their portfolio document and 15 for their evaluation.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Set text for Comp 3 (DNA)   
Students will explore DNA by Dennis Kelly. Study will involve developing knowledge and understanding of the characteristics and context of the whole play and exploring ideas for how the play may be interpreted practically.
Assessment: A series of set questions linked with the Comp.3 exam section A.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Set text for Comp 3 (DNA)   
Students will explore DNA by Dennis Kelly. Study will involve developing knowledge and understanding of the characteristics and context of the whole play and exploring ideas for how the play may be interpreted practically. Students will also explore how design elements such as set design, lighting, sound and costume could be used to enhance the production.
Assessment: Mock style exam questions; Q1= 4 marks Q2= 6 marks Q3= 9 marks Q4 = 12 marks Q5 = 14 marksKey Words and Terms
 
Term 2Devising for Comp 1   
Students will be given a variety of stimuli to devise new material from. Students will begin by practically exploring themes, sharing ideas and then plan and rehearse their piece. Students will start their portfolio which documents the devising process. Students will learn about the roles and responsibilities in the theatre including activities they may undertake on a day to day basis and the aspects of the production for which they are accountable.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Devising for Comp 1   
Students will learn about the current and historical social issues, based on peoples own morals. Students will make their own choices and decide where to lead their own drama via different forms of research.
Assessment: Performance and portfolioKey Words and Terms
 
Term 6Performance and Portfolio (Comp 1)   
Students will be expected to perform their final piece of work to an invited audience.
Assessment: Marks awarded for the practical are out of 15. Marks awarded for the portfolio are out of 30. Marks awarded for the evaluation are out of 15.Key Words and Terms
 

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