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KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 10 Drama
Term 1Blood Brothers   
Students will explore Blood Brothers by Willy Russell. 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: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Blood Brothers   
Students will explore Blood Brothers by Willy Russell. 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: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Blood Brothers and live theatre evaluation   
Students will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of Blood Brothers and begin to explore the requirements for the exam. They will also develop their analysis and evaluation skills in relation to the live production they have seen.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Exploration of theatre practitioners and styles   
Students will practically explore key practitioners and theatre styles including:-  Stanislavski  Brecht  Theatre in Education Students will explore these styles through improvisation and script work and keep a written record of what they have learnt. Students will also learn about stage positioning and different staging configurations and explore these practically.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Devising from a stimulus   
Students will be given a range of stimuli from which to devise new material in the style of one of practitioners explored in term 4. Students will begin by practically exploring themes, sharing ideas and then plan and rehearse their piece. Students will start their logbook 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 6Devising from a stimulus   
Students will work in groups to develop their devised piece.They will perform their work in progress to the class and respond to feedback given. They will continue to document the process in their logbook.
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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