Drama / Year 7 and 8

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Curriculum content descriptions

Analyse how the elements of drama have been combined in devised and scripted drama to convey different forms, performance styles and dramatic meaning (ACADRR045)

  • identifying and analysing how the elements of drama are combined to focus and drive the dramatic action for an audience
  • identifying and analysing how the elements of drama are used in the historical and contemporary conventions of particular forms and styles
  • discussing how the elements of drama have been used in a performance they have seen
  • Considering viewpoints – meanings and interpretations: For example – What were the actor/director’s intentions in this drama? What are your intentions in the drama you are making? What ideas did you think the drama expressed? How did you engage with the drama?
  • accessing and researching directors’ works through real or virtual performances to analyse directors’ interpretations of scripted drama and considering implications for their own work
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Themes (Texts),  Devised drama

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Be on the Safe Side Year 7-8 The Arts (Drama)

This is a unit of work that uses the concept of rail safety and the setting of the rail network to explore character, roles and situations; there is a particular focus on bullying and the bystander effect. Learning opportunities for students include scripting, performing and revising their own drama. The resource includes: ...