The first part of the process was to establish the timeline of Drama to teach. Starting with Greek Theatre, Commedia and Shakespeare in Year 7 and finishing with Melodrama, Naturalism and Epic Theatre in Year 8. Continue reading My Key Stage 3 Drama Curriculum Explained
Yesterday I wrote a post about how I intend to change Key Stage 3 Assessment to using a Graded system of 1 – 9. I have decided to go back to the Drama in Schools document published in 2003 by the Arts Council and build this new assessment system around the model of Make, Perform and Respond (MPR). I’ve broken MPR down in 6 different … Continue reading Changing Levels: Making KS3 Assessment Work
I wrote a post a few months ago about the change to no longer using levels and the fact that, as Drama didn’t actually have any officially recognised levels anyway, we should be in a position to lead the way on the change to levels. Over the last few months I’ve been developing and creating a method of assessment using the idea of a system of … Continue reading Changing Levels: Key Stage 3 Assessment Overview
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.
In 1988 the Task group on Assessment and Testing established the methods of assessment for the National Curriculum. The task group created a national assessment scheme that allowed progression in every subject is measured against criterion based levels that were comparable. There were to be 10 levels all together and as the student aged they would be expected to achieve higher levels. The highest levels … Continue reading A brief history of assessment in drama