St Mary's Catholic College, Wallasey

St Mary's Catholic College
A Voluntary Aided Academy

Year 9

Drama in year 9 consists of 1 lesson a week, and you will follow 5 units of work.


  1. Improvisation- in this unit you will be given a scripted stimulus to develop your own ideas from
  2. Masks- in this unit you will learn the basic techniques of using masks in performance
  3. Exploring Scripts- in this you will explore and perform extracts from two plays, developing your skills in performance and your analysis of text
  4. Theatre History- in this unit you will research and present information on a theatre style to the rest of your class. Lesson will be a combination of research, presenting and performing.
  5. Fame- this unit takes a light hearted look at our desire to be famous, whilst considering the pitfalls of fame. You will consolidate all your learning from Key Stage Three using a whole range of skills and techniques.

You can also develop your knowledge and understanding of drama outside of lessons. Joining one of our extra curricular groups can help to develop your performance skills and give your confidence a boost! In addition, going to see live theatre can help you to develop your knowledge and understanding even further.

You will also find that many of the skills you learn in drama are transferrable in other subject you will be studying. Many teachers will use role play and re-enactment, particularly in History and English, but other skills such as team work, and self confidence will help you in many different areas.

Homework will take the form of Arts Independent Project's (A.I.P's) which are long extended projects, or more traditional weekly.