Allerton High School, Leeds
West Yorkshire LS17 7AG

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Curriculum Team Leader

Mrs T Smith -


Key Stage 3

Drama is taught to all Key Stage 3 students for 1 hour per week. Students are engaged in Drama which allows them to explore the world through the use of Drama language, allowing the individual to develop their understanding of how to shape practical Drama using a wide variety of techniques and resources.

Year 7 Topics

  • Term 1a: The 7 Major Plot Lines
  • Term 1b: Theatre History
  • Term 2a: Segregation
  • Terms 2b & 3a: The Chrysalids and Stanislavski
  • Term 3b: Physical Storytelling

Year 8 Topics

  • Term 1a: Abstract Theatre
  • Term 1b & 2a: Devising Project with Brecht
  • Term 2b: Theatre Review and Identity
  • Term 3a: Let Him Have It

We are constantly reworking, adapting and writing new schemes of work in order to meet the needs and interests of our students.



Key Stage 4

Year 9 - Gateway to Drama

This is a non examined course which allows students to gain the Silver Arts Award. Students wil study

  • Physical Theatre
  • Exploring Character Through Performance (Blood Brothers)
  • Exploring Live Theatre
  • Exploring Technical Theatre
  • Devising Project

Arts Award Silver Specification


GCSE Drama

In years 10 and 11 students have the opportunity to study drama GCSE - Throughout the course students will explore 2 texts, 2 theatre practitioners, create a devised piece and extact of text for performance and attend live theatre performances. Students can combine performance with theatre design (set, costume, lighting, sound, makeup and mask)

GCSE Drama Specification



Post 16

A-Level Drama

Students study 2 texts in Year 12 and 3 texts in Year 13. They will also study a range of practitioners which include Brecht, Artaud, Stanislavski, Boal, Berkoff, Kneehigh Theatre, Frantic Assembly, Greek Theatre and Verbatim Theatre.

Over the 2 years students also have the opportunity to perform extracts from text, a reinterpreted text performance, a monologue and a devised piece.

We also offer the Theatre Design option for those interested in theatrical design i.e. sound, lighting, set, costume, mask and makeup.

A-Level students are encouraged to see a wide range of live theatre and regularly participate in workshops with visiting theatre companies and regional theatres.

A-Level Drama Specification



Extra Curricular

We organise performances in a 2 year cycle. In one year we produce an 'LS17' (Upper School Theatre Company) double bill and the Key Stage 3 drama competition. In the other year we produce a whole school musical as well as the Key Stage 3 drama competition.

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