Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


“All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”  - William Shakespeare

Purpose of Study

At Oasis Academy Silvertown we believe that Drama is an essential part of personal development. Students are expected to explore ways to effectively and harmoniously work with other human beings to create truthful and exciting work. All of the work they create is evaluated so they can develop their performance skills, confidence, body language, voice & speech, role play and emotional intelligence.

Drama teaches you:

·         Communication – active listening, oral communication, written communication, assertive communication and non-verbal communication.

·         Evaluating and reflecting on practice – self-direction, accountability, continuous learning, constructive thinking and observant.

·         Relationship-building skills – teamwork, trust, intercultural sensitivity, service orientation, self-presentation, social influence, conflict resolution and negotiation.

·         Collaborative problem solving – establishing and maintaining shared understanding, establishing and maintaining team organisation.

·         Beyond the classroom - the Drama department offers extensive extra-curricular opportunities across all Key Stages. We take part in in the annual Shakespeare Schools Festival and have a partnership with Old Vic Theatre, an annual whole school music, various showcases and a variety of clubs.

·         Subject knowledge – an experienced performer or practitioner knowing first-hand what it’s like in the performing arts industry. Drama-based pedagogy is particularly powerful so students can learn about themselves through drama and previous experiences can be shared with students for support in their development.


The Oasis Academy Silvertown curriculum for drama aims to assess the drama skills, knowledge and understanding that pupils enter the academy with and then to work with them to ensure that all pupils:

·        perform, view, review and evaluate theatre across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the practitioners and playwrights.

·        learn to perform, direct and devise.

·        understand and explore how theatre is created, produced and communicated, including through the theatrical elements: sound, props, costume etc.

·        develop a lifelong love of theatre and performance underpinned by knowledge, skills, confidence and a belief that they are a performer, playwright, director and stage technician or any role in the performing arts.

·        have sufficient drama and performances skills and understanding by the end of KS3 that allows them to continue their love of theatre and drama independently or by studying GCSE Drama if they wish.

·        engage in extracurricular clubs and enrichment activities that allow them to develop their own theatrical interests and skills.

·        have a better understanding of relationships in drama; introducing the transactional analysis drama triangle.

Drama Curriculum Overview


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1     Summer 2

Weeks 1-3 in OS6.

Weeks 4-8 in LRC

Final weeks in OS6.


Introduction – voice, gestures etc.

Script work





Character Development





Darkwood Manor

7 Deadly Sins

The Murder of Stephen Lawrence



Commedia dell’Arte

Commedia dell’Arte




Shakespeare Schools

Theatre Practitioners 

Devising Comp 1

Devising Comp 1

Portfolio Comp 1

And starting Comp 2


Comp 2

Comp 3

Comp 3