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Members of Staff and Roles/Responsibilities

Mrs V Glynn Curriculum Team Leader Expressive Arts

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Drama Overview

MDrama is taught in tutor groups at Key Stage 3 for half a year and in mixed ability option groups at Key Stage 4. All Drama work covers three components Creating Drama, performing Drama and Evaluating upon which all schemes are based. These schemes are thematically focused with students being taught dramatic conventions throughout.

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KS3 Structure

Year 7 and 9 students have a 1 hour lesson per week for half a year and year 8 students have a 1 hour lesson per week throughout the whole year. All students will have an individual Drama booklet in which they record their written work, their marks and their targets for practical assessments. Students will be set homework to develop their learning linked to classwork. Staff will record their practical work for assessment purposes.

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KS3 Content


Introduction to conventions
School Past
House on the Hill


The Bus Stop
The Granny project
Our Day Out


Mother of Mine
Nobody in the house understands me – family relationships
Topic linked to GCSE

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KS4 Structure

Year 10 x 2/3 hours a week for the whole year

Year 11 x 2/3 hours a week until their exams are completed

The OCR syllabus J315 Drama is followed.

The course is (60%) coursework including practical and written assessments over two units. The units focus on devising, directing, designing and performing improvised and scripted works. These controlled assessment units are 'Page to Stage' and 'Drama in the Making'.

The final assessment (40%) is an examined unit 'Concept to Creation' which includes the performance/presentation and a working record.

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KS4 Content


Year 10 learn GCSE Areas of Study
A Page to Stage practice unit – focus on text
Drama in The Making Practice Unit – focus on different stimuli


GCSE Page to Stage Unit – focus on text
GCSE Drama in the Making Unit – focus on different stimuli
GCSE Concept Creation – work from set exam paper

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Additional Information

Dance and Drama in Expressive Arts are popular subjects at Sir Jonathan North Community College. We have regular Dance and Drama clubs at lunchtimes culminating in performances for the Whole College Production which usually takes place near Christmas and then a large work share from across the key stages and year which takes place at the end of the summer term.
There are many opportunities across the year with visiting performing artists and visits to the theatre to enhance the work we do.

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