|Our Day Out
Exploring a more political approach to drama looking at playwright’s influences when writing. For our day out looking at willy Russell and Thatcherism in the 80’s as well as the impact of the miners strikes.
Students are being taught that there are social, historical and political effects that impact theatre.
Students continue along the political stance at theatre and look at how it is used to educate – learning about practitioner Bertolt Brecht and applying his educational messages through alienation on the topic of immigration.
|Shakespeare – Macbeth
Students are exploring Shakespeare in English at this point in the curriculum so we use this as a great cross curricular link as the students explore it in a literary sense in the class room, they are then able to bring key moments and scenes to life to develop their understanding using a variety of drama conventions.
Students will explore the over dramatised genre of soaps through looking at relationships, plot lines and cliff hangers.
(Healthy and unhealthy relationships)
This topic is an exploration of how students can explore positive and negative relationships none verbally and through the use for their bodies. Look at weight transference and lifts. This will lead them in to the work of Artaud as they get to GCSE.
|Devising from stimulus
This is the step below GCSE Unit 1 work. Students will be given a topic or a theme to devise around as if they were completing a MOCK unit 1 for GCSE. They will become familiar with what are known in the edexcel spec as the strategies, mediums and elements and how to apply them to drama. This will support the students who have taken drama at GCSE, making the language more familiar.