Year 10 Drama

Course Description

In this half year course, through games and warm-up activities, students will be reminded of the basics of drama. This unit is  followed by a strong focus on IMPROVISATION and the skills required to become adept at it. Improvisational skills, together with an understanding of NARRATIVE STRUCTURE are used for the DEVISING of plays in groups. Students are taught the conventions of SCRIPTWRIGHTING in order to convert their devised play into script form, ready for REHEARSAL. During the rehearsal period, groups will be directed either by Year 13 students or a teacher, in readiness for a public PERFORMANCE. 

The public performance, if it goes ahead, will require students to be available for at least 2 rehearsals and 2 performances outside of normal school hours. 

In conjunction with the performance, students also become familiar with basic STAGE TECHNOLOGIES such as lighting, sound, set, costume and make-up. 

There will also be a formal WRITTEN TEST on DRAMA THEORY, and LITERACY,all of which will be taught in conjunction with the practical work. 

All in all, the Year 10 Drama course is challenging, hugely satisfying and lots of fun. It will give you a strong indication of what to expect at senior level and whether or not the subject suits you. 

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

Develop these skills:

Explore this content:

  • Personal confidence.
  • Use of space.
  • Collaborative group skills.
  • The importance of observation.
  • Creativity.
  • Group focus.
  • Flexibility.
  • Improvisation.
  • Leadership.
  • Script writing.
  • Initiative.
  • Rehearsal.
  • Productivity.
  • Technical production.
  • Social skills.
  • Performance.
  • Physical, emotional and behavioural self-awareness.

  • Listening and speaking skills.

  • Individual and collective responsibility.

  • Self discipline.

  • Technical understanding.

Resources Required

WGHS shorts and t-shirt (Same as for PE)
1 B5 Exercise book