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Year 9

Curriculum Map

Half term

Unit of work

Home Study

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Thematic Skills Workshops: Law and Order

Spring 1

Spring 2

Exploring the Performing Arts

  • Research different types of theatrical performance.
  • Focus on three contrasting theatre companies and research their performances on You Tube and dedicated websites.
  • Mindmap the key features of three theatre companies; the style and way they work.
  • Devise a short piece of theatre 5 mins showing the influences of one of the theatre companies you have researched.

Summer 1

Summer 2

Preparation, Performance and Production

Exploration and research of performance material.

Development and shaping of the material using research and explorative practical work.

Structured rehearsal and review.

Perform as a group demonstrating sustained and effective use of performance skills and techniques.


  • Research the playwright
  • Research past performances of the piece, including You Tube clips.
  • Research thematic links.
  • Complete your actors’ log after each lesson.
  • Watch Michael Caine’s “Acting Sessions” on You Tube.
  • Watch National Theatre workshops on You Tube
  • Independent rehearsal time.
  • Line learning





Btec Level 2 in Performing Arts (Acting)

Btec Performing Arts (Acting) is a practical, engaging and stimulating course which allows you to develop a range of skills and techniques in DRAMA and ACTING. This course will provide you with a multitude of opportunities to perform and learn in a practical environment.  

Drama is all about understanding what it is like to put yourself in somebody else’s shoes.  You will play many parts in different imaginary situations. You will have the opportunity to create your own work as well as look at plays written by other people.  You will develop your improvisation and acting skills to a higher level.


UNIT 1 (Core unit) -  Individual Showcase

You will be given a fictional performance event to prepare for. You will have to prepare performance material which links to the given scenario. This is externally assessed.


· A letter of application

· Two short performance pieces.

UNIT 2 (Core unit) - Preparation, Performance and Production

You will work as a company of actors to prepare for a

performance.  This will include all performers working alongside

each other to develop and shape ideas for the final piece.


· A log book tracking your performance progression.

· The final performance piece.

UNIT 3 - Acting Skills

You will participate in a variety of practical workshops

designed to develop your acting skills. You will focus on your

use of drama techniques and how you interpret characters.


· Actor’s log books

· Assessed performance work