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Key Stage 3

Drama in Year 7, 8 & 9

Key Stage 3 Overview

The Drama curriculum for a KS3 student in Years 7, 8 and 9 is delivered in one period a week.

In Year 7 the emphasis is largely on drama skills and co-operation. The work at this level encourages the development of trust and clarity and control in vocal and physical expression and a basic understanding for stage space and performance disciplines.

In Year 8 these foundations are strengthened through further exercises in improvisation at more advanced levels focusing on the development of characterisation and empathy. By year 9 pupils will have a secure knowledge of the drama skills and key words.

Pupils are regularly set independent learning projects. Scripts are provided by the department and it is each pupils individual responsibility to make sure that lines are learnt and that independent rehearsal has taken place.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Overview
Year Term 1 Term 2 Term 3

Year 7

Early Days

James and the Giant Peach


Beauty and the Beast

Rogan’s Fair

Mission Impossible

Year 8

Darkwood Manor


George and Marvellous Medicine

Little Red Riding Hood

Spears Sports

Living With Fear

Year 9


Dan Nolan


Sex and Relationships

Our Day Out

Crime and Punishment