Physical Theatre

This unit will see students using their body language effectively to express emotions, concepts and ideas.


By the end of this unit it is expected that all students will be able to: take part in a group performance; define physical theatre; take part in movement work using appropriate physical contact; work in unison and use mirroring.

Most students will be able to: use their physicality in an imaginative way; adapt work using opposition, pace and scale; use a combination of performance skills.

Some learners will have progressed further and will be able to: show a range of characterisation; create a scene using their bodies to create objects; work to the variety of music to create different meanings; incorporate a range of skills from the whole scheme in the final performance.

Key Assessments

At the end of this unit the final performances will be filmed; they will then be assessed by the teacher. Students will also have an opportunity to self assess their performance and peer assess the performances of others.

How to help your child

It would be helpful if parents could help students reflect on their practical work in lessons by asking students to discuss the characters that they and others have created. Parents could also ask what techniques their child has used to convey emotion in their characters.