Drama / Year 7 and 8

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Curriculum content descriptions

Develop roles and characters consistent with situation, dramatic forms and performance styles to convey status, relationships and intentions (ACADRM041)

Elaborations
  • creating role and character by understanding and managing the underlying structure and intent of the drama
  • developing techniques of dramatic forms according to their established conventions and traditions
  • understanding human behaviour, emotions and empathy to convey roles and characters
  • 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?
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Role-playing,  Imagined situations,  Characters (Acting)

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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: ...

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Characterisation stereotypes

Develop and build engaging characters through stereotypes and using through role play and improvisation using voice, body and dialogue. Perform a devised character scenario to engage an audience.

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Stories in the dark

This resource is designed to support Stage 4 drama students in understanding the characteristics of good radio plays and learning to use vocal expression to create clear and engaging characters. They will rehearse, perform and record a short radio play that can be shared with an audience.

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Lights, camera, action!

Students explore screenwriting for video drama.

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Lip sync challenge

Students will develop expressive movement skills to perform a Lip Sync Challenge. They will explore character, rhythm, movement, sound and tension and reflect on their own performance skills.

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Film it! Screenwriting

Screenwriting is the act of writing what's known as a script or screenplay for film, television and web series. It involves a special set of rules that makes it different from a book or play. This module of Film It covers formatting, scene writing, script structure, themes, and character. Writing the script is part of ...

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Make ‘em laugh

See how effective comedy is in communicating ideas and engaging an audience. Good performances will have moments of humour and seriousness in order to provide variety and interest in the stories being told.

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Drop the mic – hip hop and Shakespeare

A fresh and fun approach to Hip Hop theatre exploring, words, rhythm, movement, voice and creative writing. Drop The Mic Hip Hop Theatre class aims to develop voice, rhythm, physicality and character skills.

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Melodrama characterisation

Discover the dramatic form and acting styles of melodrama through the exploration of stock characters and how to act in a melodrama style with large emotions and gestures. Perform various characters through a scripted performance.

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Characterisation – status and movement

Explore characterisation through observation, status and movement to communicate meaning. Students will create a character through performance.

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Tune in and tune up

Tune in and tune up your acting skills with these fun drama warm up games that will strengthen you vocally, physically and imaginatively.