Ages 13-14

(Note UK: Year 9 = USA: Grade 8)

The final group of Key Stage 3 drama modules are designed to complete the students drama skill set and provide a strong foundation for those wishing to pursue drama at Key Stage 4. They tackle more complex concepts such as status, hierarchy, symbolism and atmosphere through the use of more challenging texts and music.

Each lesson plan follows the same format, with warm up schemes, whole class and group activities as well as learning objectives and homework. Each unit ends with an assessment lesson so that students’ progress can be measured.

The schemes of work are designed to link into other curricular activities, using themes and backdrops common in Key Stage 3 teaching.


Year 9 Schemes of Work

Imaginative absurdist fun with Carroll, Artaud, Lear and Dali (Year 9)

Foppish frolics and bawdy humour from 17th Century England (Year 9)

Feuding Montagues and Capulets in Shakespeare's Veronan tragedy (Year 9)

Developing thoughtful drama from evocative World War One poems (Year 9)

Using artistic imagery to inspire and create dramatic pieces (Year 9)

Suspenseful drama based on the macabre Edgar Allan Poe classic (Year 9)

Seasonal street theatre, a medieval take on Good versus Evil! (Year 9)

Exploring racism from slavery to Billie Holiday and Malcolm X (Year 9)

Understanding the role of hierarchical relationships in drama (Year 9)

Classic Shakespeare with Lady Macbeth, Banquo, and three witches (Year 9)

Introduces a trio of Greek women: Medea, Electra and Hecuba (Year 9)

Creating and interpreting atmosphere and symbolism with music (Year 9)

Building drama from topical teenage problems and issues (Year 9)

Domestic violence explored through the popular TV genre (Year 9)

Using colour, costume, objects and sound in performance (Year 9)

Three theatrical giants and their influences on modern drama (Year 9)

Introduction to the three influential drama practitioners (Year 9)