Performing Arts



Mrs S. VorajeePerforming Arts Teacher

Key Stage 3

Students are introduced to drama conventions these are used to create effective performances. They will work in groups using their creative talents to organise and develop a number of different performance pieces. They are given the opportunity to develop a number of social skills, these include, communication skills, negotiation skills, respect and self-confidence, as well as specific drama skills, for example improvisation, freeze frames and character work. Pupils work individually and collaboratively to learn how to evaluate their own work and the work of others. Students are assessed every term.

Year 7

Stage Make-up
You have applied the make up by following your well written instructions. You worked independently, following the health and safety instructions. Your wound resembled your design well. A good knowledge of products used.

Stage Combat
Detailed step by step instructions and informative pictures show a good understand of the techniques used in stage fighting.
Work clearly states the safely procedures for performing such techniques.
All moves look real. Leadership qualities when directing the group are excellent.

I have lots of ideas to develop work and roles. I can devise a range of well-developed characters with extended roles. I can use some exploratory drama techniques. I have good voice and movement skills and can convey well- sustained and convincing characters with confidence and some originality. I can convey complex ideas to an audience through my stage work.

Physical Theatre 
You have mastered a large range of physical theatre skills to create a story based on your chosen stimulus. You have executed these fully accurately in an excellent manner, showing the large range of skills required to create a solid physical theatre Piece.
Excellent key vocabulary within your practice.
You can explain and analysis a wide range of physical theatre skills.

Year 8

Haunted school
Students will develop an awareness of how to create atmosphere. Deepen understanding of how to develop characters and use spontaneous improvisation. Building learning Power strategies of resourcefulness and reciprocity.

The Twits

Spy School
A look behind Stanislavski’s Method Acting techniques using the pretext of the students very own Spy School. Students train to be MI6 agents, discover how to create new identities and use Stanislavski’s method acting techniques to do it.

Students will be producing a comedy skit based upon slap-stick. Students will explore muscle memory and facial expressions as well as extending their understanding of mime, by developing a longer performance focusing on space, gesture, facial expressions, organisation and flow of piece.

Acting Skills
This unit is all about starting you on a journey to become a professional actor. You will be introduced to important acting skills and will learn about the specific demands that acting makes on your body and mind. In particular, you will undertake a programme of regular exercises to help you master the techniques that will enable you to control and use your voice and body to communicate a character or role.

Exploring and Creating
In this unit you will learn how to develop a performance piece as a member of ‘Worden’s performance company’. You will take on a specific performing or production role and will prepare for, and produce, a performance by carrying out tasks that are appropriate to your role. The performers and production team will have to work together to explore, develop and shape ideas for the performance. All of your hard work will be paid off when you present your performance to an audience.

Year 9

Epic Theatre

Brechtian Theatre

Key Stage 4


Devising Drama

Texts in Practice

Study of a set text and live theatre review.

Useful Links

Exam Specification - Drama