The rationale for Drama in Years 7, 8 and 9 is skill driven and aims to build personal competences which can be relied upon to succeed, not only in drama lessons, but beyond school life and in future employment. Drama promotes self-esteem and provides all pupils with a sense of achievement regardless of academic ability. The Drama curriculum is successfully adapted and developed to be as ambitious as possible, and to meet the needs of SEND pupils. It centres on social and communication skills which enable pupils to enjoy and achieve. Drama is the inspiring, rigorous and practical subject which prepares all young people to live and work with confidence in the wider world. The creative arts industry is growing faster than any other sector in the UK and the Drama curriculum is designed to promote the creativity, empathy and problem-solving skills needed for careers in this sector. 

Term Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Type of Assessment  Assessment Window 
Autumn - Acting Skills 1. Drama Tool Kit and Acting Skills  1. Duologues  1. Theatre Practitioners  Formative weekly lessons  Autumn 1  
2. Pantomime  2. Pantomime  2. Game Over   Summative Performance recorded in Progress Over Time (POT) Booklets   Autumn 2 
Spring - Page to Stage 3. Matilda  3. Blood Brothers  3. Our Day Out   Formative weekly lessons  Spring 1  
4. The Last Resort  4. Noughts and Crosses  4. Too Much Punch for Judy   Summative Performance recorded in (POT) Booklets  Spring 2 
Summer - Devising 5. Storytelling   5. Melodrama  5. Exploring Feminism  Formative weekly lessons  Summer 1 
6.Composite Performance (Semiotics)  6. Composite Performance (Physical Theatre)  6. Composite Performance (Feminist SCHP)  Summative Performance recorded in (POT) Booklets  Summer 2