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Year 8 

Curriculum Map

Autumn 1

Ricky Brown

Response to stimulus and story exploration

Continued development of core Drama techniques

Autumn 2

Ricky Brown

Spring 1

Greed

Exploratory Drama work using text as stimulus

Spring 2

7 Ages of Man

Exploring Shakespeare’s 7 Ages of Man

Development of  techniques

Summer 1

Melodrama

Theatre History of performance style

Performance style explored

Sweeney Todd text stimulus

Summer 2

Melodrama

The Tony Martin case: exploring a modern police case using the Melodrama conventions.

Your “Drama Tool Kit” from Year 7 will be built upon; furthering your use of a range of techniques; still image, conscience alley, thoughts aloud, physical theatre and narration. You will begin to use the techniques independently to aid your exploration of the unit content and to reflect your level of understanding; experiencing different performance styles and exploring relevant social issues and concerns. Drama will continue to challenge you to look at the world around you in a different way and to focus and explore how humans behave in different situations.


You will continue to evaluate the work of other groups using success criteria. You will be given regular feedback from both your teacher and your peers to allow you to progress your skills.