Drama at KS3


In Year 7 students learn a range of basic Drama techniques and build upon these with a sense of progression throughout the year through improvisation and scripted work. These techniques include:

  • Still image
  • Mime
  • Soundscapes
  • Script
  • Improvisation
  • Physical Theatre
  • Narration
  • Thought Tracking
  • Chorus

Students also learn a range of acting skills and apply them to different characters and scenarios. These skills are shown on our Acting Skills poster.

During Year 8 and Year 9, students consistently revisit all of these skills and techniques in different scenarios, exploring historical forms and genres as well as applying these devices to scripted plays. Additionally in Year 9, students will learn about Advanced Drama Techniques including:

  • Cross Cutting
  • Line Drama
  • Signs on stage (Semiotics)
  • Technical (Lighting and sound)

Students will then apply these devices to devised and scripted projects.


Recommended Reading for Key Stage 3 Drama at Imberhorne