Bullying

This topic uses the issue of bullying as a stimulus to explore ‘form’ in drama. Students will experiment with a variety of ways of presenting their work in response issues connected with bullying.

Expectations

By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to: identify features of an advert; create 3 still image in response to a poem; discuss the importance of bullying education.

Most students will be able to: create an advert with at least two features of an advert; empathise with a character through role play.

Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to: evaluate the still images of other groups using drama vocabulary; plan a piece of drama in an imaginative form and present it with consideration of the sensitive nature of the issue.

Key Assessments

Students will work in groups and choose ine line from a poem written by a victim of bullying and create a performance in response to it. Students will be assessed on their selection of an appropriate form of presentation and use of techniques to communicate meaning to the audience.

How to help your child

It would be useful if parents could discuss the emotions connected to bullying during this topic and guide their child to research bullying education online.