Drama and Dance

Please see below for detailed annual overviews.

Drama – Year 10

In Year 10 you will

  • Work from a range of stimulus
  • Gain an understanding of theatre roles, terminology and professional performances
  • Create a working log book
  • Work as part of a group to create a variety of outcomesrama – Year 10

 

Dance – Year 10

In Year 10

You will:

Look at how to successfully choreograph a dance and the requirements within the process.

Use a range of stimulus to develop dance material from.

Repeat, rehearse and refine a taught dance with all elements for a successful performance included.

Study 3 professional works and implement these into your practical work.

 

Drama – Year 11

Topic: ‘A Day in the Life’. Students will look in depth at The 1989 Hillsborough disaster and use this as a starting point for a piece of live drama.
Assessment: A piece of devised thematic drama created by the students looking at a range of performance skills and techniques. This piece will be marked internally and can be used towards students’ final grade.
Dates: w/c 1 December 2015

Topic: Section A – This is preparation for the written paper in May of Year 11.
Assessment: Students will work through and create answers for questions in Section A. These will be focused around the piece of work they have just created.
Dates: w/c 14 December 2015

Topic: Scripted Moderation. Students will study a script for this piece of work. They will look at themes, techniques used within it, the play writers meaning and approach to writing the play, characterisation.
Assessment: Perform a section of the play. This will be marked by an external moderator.
Date: w/c 7 March 2016

Topic: Section B. This is preparation for the written paper in May of Year 11.
Assessment: They will work through and create answers for questions in Section B. These will be focused around the piece of work they have just created.
Dates: w/c 21 March 2016

Topic: Unit 1. This is the final element to the GCSE drama course. It will look at approaches to creating the work, characterisation, drama skills, rehearsal techniques and style/genre.
Assessment: Written Exam – Students will be asked a series of questions about the work they have produced.
Dates: 24 May 2016 (am)

Dance – Year 11

Topic: Solo Composition Unit 4a. This solo will be based on The Nutcraker by Matthew Bourne.
Assessment: A solo piece of choreography that will be developed over controlled and performed live at moderation. Controlled Assessment.
Dates: w/c 1 December 2015

Topic: Set Study Unit. AQA set dance called ‘Impulse’ that all students need to learn and perform.
Assessment: The students will be refining and going over set study. Piece will be filmed ready for external moderation.
Dates: w/c 14 December 2015

Topic: Group Composition Unit 4b Students choose from a variety of starting points and need to produce a group dance lasting between 2 minutes 30 and 3 minutes.
Assessment: Choreographing and developing group piece for live moderation. Controlled Assessment
Dates: w/c 21 March 2016

Topic: Group Dance Unit 3. This is a teacher taught unit that will be performed live during moderation.
Assessment: A group routine taught by myself that will be marked in house and filmed, ready for external moderation
Dates: w/c 18 April 2016

Topic: Unit 1 Written Paper
Assessment: A written paper that looks at the appreciation of dance. This includes the dances that you have created, the professional works you have studied, key vocabulary and safe dance practice.
Dates: 22 June 2016(pm)