Subject Intent and Implementation


Curriculum Intent

  • All students will make strong progress in drama
  • Students will be given the opportunity to take part in extracurricular drama
  • Students will learn about social, cultural and historical context of texts and conventions
  • Students will learn the key skills to devise original work in performance or their technical specialism
  • Students will learn a wide range of transferable skills including team work and independent thinking
  • Students will learn to evaluate and analyse their own work and the work of others
  • Students will enjoy drama and be confident communicators
  • Students will be given opportunities to have exposure to professional performances

Curriculum Implementation

  • Evaluation and analysis of both practical and written work will take place on a regular basis.
  • Students’ creative skills will be developed.
  • Clear routines/expectations in place for transitions, presentation or work/DIRT, pair/group work etc
  • Regular use of glossaries will be taught to support verbal feedback and written work, KS4-rote learning to revise key concepts.
  • Knowledge/skills reviews will take place after each sequence of learning.
  • Students will be trained to select and use resources independently (BBBB).
  • Exercise books/folders will be used as key resources
  • Homework will be used to consolidate and extend knowledge and skills
  • Students will understand the place of each learning within sequences of learning
  • KS4 specialists provide practical workshops for students to gain new skills and apply to devising and text work.
  • Students will study mark schemes and exemplar work; to understand how to create and improve written and performance work
  • Students will be questioned in class to consolidate learning and develop higher level thinking