Getting To Know You

This is the induction unit for Year 7 students. Students will develop skills in group work, sharing ideas, evaluating performances and using elements and mediums of Drama.


By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will: Be familiar with other members of the class; be able to define forms of verbal and non verbal communication and identify the features of each form; be able to state what makes an effective mime; be able to define the terms key image and thought track; be able to experiment with different tones of voice.

Most students will be able to: demonstrate verbal and non-verbal communication; demonstrate how still images communicate meaning; create a soliloquy to fit a scene; select an appropriate tone of voice for a performance.

Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to: identify features of both verbal and non-verbal communication; demonstrate mime skills which are creative and original; analyse the meaning of still images; evaluate work this half term and set a target for next half term.

Key Assessments

This unit is assessed with a classroom performance at the end of the first half term of the school year. Students are given a level according to their performance and evaluation of other group’s performances.

How to help your child

It would be helpful if parents could help their children reflect on their practical work in lessons by asking such questions as: ‘What techniques did you use in this week’s lesson?’, ‘How did you use the technique in your performance?’, ‘What did others do in their performances?’.