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Year 9

Curriculum Map

Autumn 1

The Riot

Stimulus Workshops

Development of Drama Techniques and How to Create Stylised Performance Work

Autumn 2

The Riot

Spring 1

Commedia D’ell Arte

Theatre History

Exploration of Performance Style

Spring 2

Commedia D’ell Arte

Modern Day Comedy and Physical Performance

Summer 1

The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty

Scripted Work

How to Work With Text

Character and Theme Explorations

Summer 2

The Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty

Off Text Improvisations and Performance Work


In Year 9, drama will continue to challenge you through using more mature and complicated stimulus themes, which will allow you explore a range of viewpoints and evaluate how humans behave in a range of situations. You continue to develop your core drama skills to a higher and more professional level. You will start to combine the techniques that you have used in Year 7 and Year 8 to create exploratory and performance work with more depth and creativity. You will also explore scripted performance and will be taught a range of techniques for getting a performance from ‘page to stage’.

If you are considering taking drama as an option subject, the Year 9 schemes are designed to mirror a watered down version of the BTEC units. This gives you an experience of what taking drama at a higher level involves and how you are assessed. 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.