KS3: Becoming a theatre maker
- Overall KS3 Scheme of Learning is shared with department staff, all units are provided with key words. Teaching staff have discretion to develop or use their own theatrical examples and T&L activities.
- Teaching staff use Cats and centrally recorded/collected data to inform planning and teaching to ensure that all students are challenged and able to access learning.
- Throughout the Scheme of Learning lessons will include elements of Performing Drama, Devising Theatre and Evaluating Live Performance. Drama Education KS3 is often built around three main strands, which are interrelated and overlapping. These are:
- Creativity and Performance
- Physical and emotional health and wellbeing
- Engagement opportunities beyond the classroom
- Teachers use a range of targeted questioning techniques and activities to develop students oracy, particularly using key vocabulary.
- Theatricality is the foundation of every lesson. Each student may have a different creative journey and this will be obvious.
- A large portion of many lessons is centred around Informal and Formal learning where students may be given independent rehearsal time. Teacher will monitor, facilitate, coach etc dependant of the requirements of the dramatician.
- Students and staff take the use of theatrical equipment safely and make time for the set up/break down of rehearsal spaces.
- Staff support, challenge, and encourage pupils to take their theatrical skill and enthusiasm from beyond the classroom.
- Home Learning is set once per half term.This is either research or design based.
- Teaching staff follow the AQA GCSE Specification and an agreed long term plan with department head.
- Teaching staff use data to inform planning and teaching to ensure that all students are challenged and able to access learning.
- Lessons may be completely dedicated to coursework components. Teaching staff will monitor, coach, facilitate and lead dependant on the stage of individual learners. Reflective practice is completed though questioning at the end of each session and through HL to develop oracy and written aspects with key vocabulary.
- PINS is used regularly in line with T&L policies. Teachers have discretion to explore interesting methods of assessment for formative and AfL.
- Formal summative assessments include a marked sheet clearly using PINS and the specification criteria.