In many respects, the freedom of not being on the National Curriculum allows Heads of Drama to create a bespoke Key Stage 3 curriculum that caters for both the cohort and the expectations of the curriculum with regards to what syllabus the students do for Key Stage 4 and their likely outcomes. Continue reading The secret to a great Key Stage 3 Drama Curriculum
Start by looking through the assessment criteria and looking at the type of language that it is using to describe the differences between the different bands. Continue reading Improving Written Work
Drama teachers are experts in creating bespoke assessment criteria after years of being not on the National Curriculum. We should be leading the way when it comes to adjusting to the new system of grading. Moving to the new system The question that all of us are asking at the moment, drama teachers or otherwise, is how do we ensure that Key Stage 3 work … Continue reading Drama should be leading the way in the post-levels world.
I’ve just had feedback from a book scrutiny on my Year 10 Drama GCSE group. These have been some interesting bits of feedback that I want to reflect on. Firstly though, for context, in Drama we keep our classwork in folders and we have homework books for written work. This is because the class work tends to be recording progress using big A3 Graphic Organisers … Continue reading Evidencing Progress