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Level 1 Drama Year Planner 2015

 

What’s the learning and why its important

Links to NZC

Skills

Terminology

Possible connections

Summative assessment opportunities

Term 1

1-3

“Actor’s Toolbox”

 

Understanding the Drama techniques/Conventions and elements through applying the techniques in a simple context that allows them to focus on the techniques rather than the content.

 

 

Focus on terminology and building blocks for the year.

 

 

 

 

PK6 select and use techniques of Drama

 

 

CI6 – respond to drama and make judgments about elements, techniques conventions and technologies are used to create meaning in their own and others work – elements and conventions , technical and techniques of others – and techniques of themselves.

 

DI6 refine ideas in a range of dramatic forms to develop drama.

Viewing a live theatre performance – skills of a good audience member, close reading of live performance skills – viewing for purpose and critical analysis

 

Performance skills – confidence

First taste of devising

 

Reflection and relationship skills.

 

Peer evaluation

voice: appropriate pitch, pace, pause, projection, and volume, emphasis, tone

 

body: posture, gesture, body language, eye-contact, facial expression

movement: pace, weight, energy, direction, gait

use of space: own space and general space, levels, distance from other characters, groupings, spatial relationships

Choice of starting material for use of techniques is optional and could come from another course they are interested in.

 

 

 

 

Viewing creates opportunity for external 1.7 Demonstrate understanding  of the use of drama aspects within live performance – 4 credits

 

 


 

Term 1 W4-10

 

“If these walls could talk”

 

Devising – using all of the techniques and conventions discussed throughout the term to create their own performance based on a local setting

DI6 refine ideas in a range of dramatic forms to develop drama.

CI6 perform and respond to drama and make critical judgments about how elements, techniques, conventions and technologies are used in the creation of devised performance

 

 

PK6 select and use techniques of Drama and conventions to create a performance

Devising

 

Elements and conventions

 

Group work

 

Managing self

 

Relating to others

 Elements include:

Action,contrast

Focus,mood

Place,Role, Situation,tension

time

role on the wall

hot seating

teacher-in-role

visualisation

Improvising parallel scenes

aside

entrances and exits

flashback and flash-forward

narration

slow motion

soundscape

physical and vocal chorus

split focus

split stage

spoken thoughts

stage directions

still image

telephone conversations

all subjects – content is up to students – e.g could be history/geo or eng base

1.2 devise and perform Drama

 

5 Credits

 

What’s the learning and why its important

Links to NZC

Skills

Terminology

Possible connections

Summative assessment opportunities

Term 2 

 

“Taking Stock”

 

historical study of Commedia del arte and its place in the history of theatre – how it links to modern theatre and television forms such as “the Simpsons”  - also how it fits in with Elizabethan theatre which they will study in L3 Drama and English

UC6 Investigate the forms and purposes of Drama in different historical ( commedia del arte)

 

PK6 select and use techniques of Drama and conventions of commedia del arte in a presentation. 

 

CI 6 perform and respond to drama and make critical judgments about how elements, techniques, conventions and technologies are used in Commedia del arte.

Improvisation

 

Quick thinking

 

Use of props

Stock character work

 

Slapstick – timing, working in a group.

 

Mask designing and creating

 

Costuming

Lazzi

stock character

 

Barebones script

 

 

 technology/art

 

Prop creation – slapsticks

 

Possible costume design/ making

 

 

1.3 ext 4 credits

 

demonstrate understanding of features of a drama/theatre form

( optional)

 

 

1.4 int 4 credits

 

select and use features of a drama/theatre form in a performance

          

What’s the learning and why its important

Links to NZC

Skills

Terminology

Possible connections

Summative assessment opportunities

Term 3

 

“Play time”

 

Class play

DI6 refine ideas in a range of dramatic forms to develop drama.

CI6 perform and respond to drama and make critical judgments about how elements, techniques, conventions and technologies are used in the creation of devised performance

 

 

PK6 select and use techniques of Drama and conventions to create a performance

Line learning

 

Rehearsal process

 

Group work

 

Managing self

 

Relating to others

 

Blocking, off the book, _ revisit techniques and conventions, hot seat, role on the wall, tableau, stage directions, aside, dramaturgy etc

all subjects – content is up to students – e.g could be history/geo or eng base

1.6 perform an acting role

 

5 Credits

 

performance creates opportunity for external 1.7 Demonstrate understanding  of the use of drama aspects within live performance – 4 credits

 

 

 

What’s the learning and why its important

Links to NZC

Skills

Terminology

Possible connections

Summative assessment opportunities

Term 4

 

Exam prep

 

Term 4 will focus on preparation for external examinations – and tidying up any outstanding supporting evidence. It may be possible to include a quick FAO of 1.1 techniques for students who did not pass this at mission heights.

UC6 Investigate the forms and purposes of Drama in different historical ( commedia del arte)

 

 

 

CI6 – respond to drama and make judgements about elements, techniques conventions and technologies are used to create meaning in their own and others work – elements and conventions , technical and techniques of others – and techniques of themselves.

 

 

Exam technique

 

 Close viewing

 

 

Note taking. 

Lazzi

stock character

 

Barebones script

 

Elements and conventions

 

 

 technology/art

 

Prop creation – slapsticks and mask making

 

 

1.3 ext 4 credits

 

demonstrate understanding of features of a drama/theatre form

( optional)

 

external 1.7 Demonstrate understanding  of the use of drama aspects within live performance – 4 credits.

 


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