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In year 7 RESPECT focuses on developing a sense of self. Lessons will cover the following topics: kindness; being involved; pushing yourself; remembrance; road safety; body image and puberty; me and my hobbies, interests and skills; First aid.

Year 8 RESPECT lessons will continue to develop themes considered in year 7: kindness, positive reinforcement and generosity, recognizing and respecting difference; remembrance; alcohol, drugs and smoking awareness; body image, relationships and consent; making choices, types of careers and pathways; British values.

Year 9 RESPECT continues to develop themes from previous years with a more targeted focus on careers and choices: kindness, helping each other grow, how to deliver and receive feedback sensitively; how sex and relationships work, contraception, HIV/Aids; financial awareness, labour market, occupations, skills, local and national opportunities; First aid.

Year 10 lessons focus on developing as a person and the individual’s contribution to society with lessons considering: kindness, helping each other grow, how to deliver and receive feedback sensitively; careers for the 21 st century, opportunities at post 16, interview techniques, attitudes and values in the work place, work experience opportunities; sex and relationship education including positive and negative relationships and their consequences, contraception and sexually transmitted infections.

Throughout year 11 RESPECT focuses on next steps in the immediate and medium term: organizing your time; preparation for post 16, UCAS applications, writing a personal statement, making informed choices, knowing yourself, progress and effort; study skills; revision skills.


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Key Stage 3
Drama at key stage 3 focuses on developing students’ ability to work as an ensemble, how to plan and use basic drama subject terminology, how to learn a short script and perform key scenes in a convincing manner with a focus on characterisation. Off stage and production skills are also developed along with the ability to successfully plan artistic visions.
Drama lessons focus on teamwork, sharing ideas, developing and sustaining character, learning subtle body language, researching possible dialogue, appropriate use of costume and props. Students work towards designing and devising their own 7-15 minute production.

Key Stage 4
Drama at key stage 4 focuses on how to create and write fully developed believable characters, using body language and compelling dialogue to create characterisation and learning to draw an audience into a scene. Evaluation of professionally produced scripts and plays develops the skills required to analyzing and evaluating characters, setting, staging, themes, costume, set design and social and historical context. In year 11 students will be expected to learn a script and perform 2 key scenes in a compelling style
Students will learn to create multiple ideas and interpretations to start a scene, to inhabit a scene, to give vital clear expositional language, to use correct body language, technical subject terminology and how to apply subject terminology to student’s own work and the work of others. Throughout the course students will undertake self and peer assessment through reviewing, clips and stills of performances. Students will begin to develop peer and self- assessment through reviewing, clips and stills of performances.

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