Drama is a very important part of the rounded education delivered at Havant Academy. The skills inherent in drama will enable students to become confident, resilient communicators able to empathise and understand a variety of issues in life and how to approach them.

At KS3 students will follow a curriculum that will develop skills of imagination and creativity enabling students to develop narrative and character for performance. Alongside this they will develop the skills and understanding needed for refining and evaluating performance.

Students will get the opportunity to work from a variety of scripts that will challenge them to think about social issues and contexts. Students will also study Theatre in Education as a genre and use stimulus to create performance.


At KS4 students follow the AQA syllabus. KS4 students work through year 10 building upon and mastering the skills of naturalism and stylised performance in order to perform in front of a visiting examiner. Students will read, analyse and understand a complete text in order to answer exam based questions on narrative and production elements. Students will also be required to learn and perform two scripted pieces either as monologue or in a group.


Department Staff

Mrs Adams: Vice Principal

Key Stage 3 curriculum overview.



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

Basic skills





Devising from Stimulus


Performing from text




Theatre in Education




From page to stage

Devising project

Year 8

Drama in Everything – Devising

Dark wood Manor exploration – teacher led devising. .

The boy in the striped pyjamas.

-Stylised from text.

Missing Dan Nolan

TIE text

Brecht or Stanislavski – An introduction


Devising project

Year 9

‘Let him Ave it’ Text

TIE project

Component 1 AQA knowledge, skills and understanding of theatre.

Component 2 AQA

Abstract stimulus

Component 3 AQA

Compare and contrast text.

Brecht or Stan?

Devising project.


Key Stage 4 curriculum overview



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1/2

Year 10

Introduction to AQA aspects. Teacher led unit.

Component 1 Blood Brothers.

 Component 2 Practice

Component 3


Component 2 Examination.

Year 11




Component 2 Examination




Component 3

Text/Component 1 Exam

Component 1 Exam.