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Year 7 Drama Curriculum


  Topic Further details about the topic
Autumn Term
1 Introducing Drama at King’s

Students will be introduced to the study of Drama at King’s and the key skills involved in the subject.

Voice, body language, proxemics and characterisation will all be explored.

2 Spontaneous Improvisation

Students will be introduced to the role of improvisation in creating Drama.

Through a range of stimuli linked around a thematic focus (such as evacuation), students will develop pair, group and whole-class improvised scenes.

Spring Term
1 Darkwood Manor

Building on their knowledge of improvisation, students will participate in this interactive gothic horror unit, combining improvisation with devised work.

Teacher-in-role work will also be introduced to students.

2 From Page to Stage: Playscript Study (1)

Students will apply their drama skills to the study of a chosen playscript and work on developing and refining practical performances. Explorative strategies – such as hot-seating, thought-tracking and still images – will be employed.

Playscripts studied include Oliver Twist, The Demon Headmaster, The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiller and War Horse.

Summer Term
1 From Page to Stage: Playscript Study (2) Students will continue with their study of a playscript, with increased focus on the role of evaluation in improving performance skills.
2 Responding to Theatre

Students will have the opportunity to experience theatre – either digitally or in person – and apply their evaluative skills to their theatre experience.

Students will respond to their theatre experience through a range of practical explorative strategies.


Main Resources

Resource Details Term
Recommended reading

All About Theatre (National Theatre), ISBN: 9781406373394

The Methuen Drama Book of Monologues for Young Actors (Anne Harvey), ISBN: 978-0413772794

Song and Dance: A Journey Through Musical Theatre (Elizabeth Raum), ISBN: 978-1406217001
Recommended Websites


  Topic Type of Assessment
CAT 1    
CAT 2    

Enrichment opportunities

Activity or trip Day and time or term
Key Stage 3 Drama Club Wednesdays, 1 – 1:30pm in Room 43 (Mr Kearney)

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