Bingley Grammar School

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Students are given the opportunity to explore different theatre and practitioner styles.

There is the opportunity to be involved in school productions through extra-curricular clubs as actors or technical support. Students who opt for the GCSE will experience live theatre and relevant workshops to aid their understanding of this.

Students are encouraged to share their opinions regarding their own work and the work of others and to carefully consider how to shape meaning on stage.

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Year 7 Assessment: Year 7 Drama pupils are assessed through 5 key PLCS

Drama Skills, People Skills, Acting Skills, Listening and Speaking Skills and Evaluation Skills

Year 8 Drama Assessment: Students in Year 8 are introduced to the GCSE assessment components.

Component 01/02 – Devising Drama
Component 03 – Presenting and Performing Texts

Year 9 Drama Assessment: Students will complete a mock of each of the three components of the GCSE

Component 01/02 – Devising Drama
Component 03 – Presenting and Performing Texts
Component 04 – Performance and Response

Year 10 Drama Assessment: Students will complete a mock of each of the three components of the GCSE

IMG_9065 webComponent 01/02 – Devising Drama
Component 03 – Presenting and Performing Texts
Component 04 – Performance and Response

Students will also complete their actual GCSE assessment for Devising Drama in Year 10 (This can extend into year 11 if necessary)

Year 11 Drama Assessment: Students will complete Component 03 – Presenting and Performing Texts – This involves performing two extracts from a text for a visiting examiner.

Students will also be prepared for the demands of Component 04 – Performance and Response. This is a written paper including an evaluation of Live theatre. Students will be taken to the theatre as a group to see the performance they will analyse.

OCR Drama (9-1) Specification >>

Enrichment

Year 7 Drama Club runs every Tuesday after school and Year 8 Drama Club runs on Thursdays.

All students of all age groups are welcome to audition for the school musical. Rehearsals for this run on alternating Mondays as well as every Wednesday.

Revision and intervention sessions run in Year 11 on a Tuesday after school from November onwards.

Curriculum Overview

Year 7

Year 8

  • Key Skills – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

  • Romeo and Juliet

  • Improvisation

  • Victorian Melodrama

  • Commedia Dell’arte

  • Treasure Island

  • Macbeth

  • Devising Drama

  • Scripts

  • Knife Crime

  • Blood Brothers

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

  • Billy Liar/ Face - Scripted performance
  • Devising Drama – Exploration of Frantic Assembly, Artaud and Stanislavski
  • Blood Brothers – Written Paper
  • Devising Drama – Exploration of Frantic Assembly, Artaud and Stanislavski
  • Find Me – Written paper
  • Billy Liar/Hard to Swallow - Scripted performance
  • Devising Drama – Exploration of Frantic Assembly, Artaud and Stanislavski
  • Find Me – Written paper
  • DNA – Scripted performance


Useful Resources and Revision Support