YearTerm 1Term 2Term 3
Year 7Unit 1 - The Lion King
Concentrating on:
- Freeze Frames
- Facial Expressions
- Body Language
- Spatial Awareness
- Voice Projection
- Tone of Voice

Unit 2 - Darkwood Manor
Concentrating on:
- Basic Physical Theatre skills
- Group improvisation
- Narration
- Hot Seating
Year 8Unit 1 - Physical Theatre
Concentrating on:
- Types of Physical Theatre
- Non-naturalistic Role Play
- Sustaining a Role
- Devising from a stimulus

Unit 2 - Scary Play
Concentrating on:
Exploring status.
Character development techniques
Using production elements to create atmosphere.
Creating tension.
Year 9Unit 1 - World War 1
Concentrating on:
- Persuasive language
- Sustaining Character
- Hot Seating
- Forum Theatre

Unit 2 - Devising
Concentrating on:
- Creating work from a Stimulus
- Devising work incorporating performance and technical skills
- Turning work into a scripted piece

Unit 3 - Text in Practise
- Studying a set play in details
- Analysis of character
- Understanding lighting, sound and costume
- Understanding comedy and its use in multi roling
Year 10Unit 1 - Understanding Drama:

This is taught throughout the year and covers such things as:
- Types of performance
- Key drama skills
- Theatre practitioners
- Staging
- Rehearsal techniques
- Theatre roles
- Evaluation of a live performance

Knowledge and understanding is assessed in the written mock exam at the end of Year 10 followed by a written exam in Year 11.

Unit 2 - Devising Drama:

Students are given a range of stimuli in which to research, develop and create a piece. They are also expected to produce a log that outlines the process they took to the final production.

In Year 10, students are assessed on their final performance and devising log through a mock exam process.

Unit 3 - Text in Practise:

Students begin to study their set text “Noughts and Crosses”. As part of their study, they are also expected to perform 2 extracts from the play as a mock exam.

Students are assessed internally for all elements of the course in Year 10.
Year 11Unit 1 - Understanding Drama:
This is taught throughout the year and covers such things as:
- Types of performance
- Key drama skills
- Theatre practitioners
- Staging
- Rehearsal techniques
- Theatre roles
- Evaluation of a live performance

Knowledge and understanding is assessed in the written exam at the end of Year 11.

Unit 2 - Devising Drama:

Students are given a range of stimuli in which to research, develop and create a piece. They are also expected to produce a log that outlines the process they took to the final production.

Students are assessed on their final performance and devising log. This is internally marked and externally moderated.

Unit 3 - Text in Practise:

Students will return to the play “Noughts and Crosses” as part of the ongoing revision lessons.

They are also expected to perform 2 extracts from a contrasting play.

Students are assessed by a visiting examiner for their extract performances. Their understanding of the set play and knowledge and understanding of Drama is assessed in their written exam at the end of Year 11.

The course content is weighted in the following ways:
- The Exam constitutes 40% of the GCSE. (Externally marked)
- The Devising Drama unit constitutes 40% of the GCSE. (Internally marked and externally moderated)
- The Text in Practise scripted performance constitutes 20% of the GCSE. (Externally marked)