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The Jubilee Academy

The Jubilee Academy


Curriculum and Assessment Maps



"A broad education in the arts helps give children a better understanding of their world…We need students who are culturally literate as well as math and science literate."

–Paul Ostergard, Vice President, Citicorp

At The Jubilee Academy we endeavour to provide a holistic and meaningful education to our students. We recognise that everyone has different learning needs and abilities and strive to provide a balance with our curricular and co-curricular subjects. The students get an opportunity to understand and explore complex themes and their surroundings through performing arts. It also acts as a cathartic experience and for some gives them space to expand their horizons, as well as understand themselves better. While recognising the pivotal role that creativity has in the global stage today our aim in the Drama department is to help students to think critically, create imaginatively and perform uninhibitedly – to become confident, mature and responsible young adults.



In each term we will be exploring the following themes with the students -

Autumn Term our focus is on

Introduction to drama techniques”

  1. Genres of Drama
  2. Stage Vs Screen Acting
  3. Set design & Stage direction

    Monologues and Dialogues

  1. Introduction to Monologues
  2. Monologues remodelling
  3. Dialogues analysis

The following facets of Drama will be looked at in depth and enhanced through these modules -


Making creative choices, thinking of new ideas, and interpreting familiar material in new ways are essential to drama. Einstein said: ‘Imagination is more important than knowledge’.


Drama brings play, humour, and laughter to learning; this improves motivation and reduces stress.


Many drama activities reduce stress by releasing mental, physical, and emotional tension.

Spring Term  - our focus is on

Shakespeare in drama

  1. Shakespearean theatre introduction
  2. Performance and scripts in Shakespearean times
  3. Researching on the globe theatre – Virtual tour
  4. Modernising Shakespeare

Social issues in Drama – Boy in the dress

  1. Social issues in Drama - The boy in the Dress
  2. Short script group work
  3. Character hot seating

The following nuances of performing arts will be looked at in detail through these modules –


Acting roles from different situations, time periods, and cultures promotes compassion and tolerance for others’ feelings and viewpoints.

Cooperation & Collaboration

Theatre combines the creative ideas and abilities of its participants. This cooperative process includes discussing, negotiating, rehearsing, and performing.

Concentration Skills

Drama enhances verbal and nonverbal expression of ideas. It improves voice projection, articulation of words, fluency with language, and persuasive speech. Listening and observation skills develop by playing drama games, being an audience, rehearsing, and performing.

Summer Term - our focus is on creating and exploring

Social issues in Drama – Stonecold

  1. Social issues in Drama - Stonecold
  2. Short script group work
  3. Character hot seating
  4. Performance and peer ealuation

  Facial expressions and masks

  1. Designing Facial Expressions
  2. Context and craft - Texture and tones
  3. Creating Displays


The following nuances of performing arts will be looked at in detail through these modules –

Problem solving

Students learn how to communicate the who, what, where, and why to the audience. Improvisation fosters quick-thinking solutions, which leads to greater adaptability in life.

Social Awareness

Legends, myths, poems, stories, and plays used in drama teach students about social issues and conflicts from cultures – past and present – all over the world.

Emotional Outlet

Pretend play and drama games allow students to express a range of emotions. Aggression and tension are released in a safe, controlled environment, reducing antisocial behaviours.


At the end of each term pupils will be assessed on 4 Strands:

  1. Knowledge & Understanding
  2. Creating & Planning
  3. Performing
  4. Evaluation

Drama Education is structured to lead on building emotional IQ, self confidence and well as developing a sustained focus of mind, body, and voice, which also helps in other subjects and courses, and, again, life in general.