Twitter Wall

Twitter Wall

22/01/21

Do take a look at this week's Glyn School Newsletter - our staff and students are keeping very busy! https://t.co/bax6XyTd9H

21/01/21

Update to technical issues during Year 10 Parents' and Carers' remote meetings - SchoolCloud tell us that they have now resolved the issue. If the problem should return, please refresh your browser.

21/01/21

Technical Issues - Year 10 Remote Parents' and Carers' Evening. Please accept our apologies for the disruption to these meetings. Please persevere and keep refreshing your browser until the issue has been rectified by SchoolCloud.

18/01/21

Do take a look at our latest Glyn Newsletter: https://t.co/JmNppdGPWD

21/12/20

For all those that might be struggling over the Christmas period, do not forget that there are many organisations out there to help you. Please use our Glyn SHARP page for a huge amount of links to different organisations. https://t.co/yyQm70aWhR . Stay Safe and Stay Well

Twitter Post Image

16/12/20

Difficult to see but this is the moment yesterday afternoon that 8 Abbey and 8 Tudor took it upon themselves to take the knee for Black Lives Matter at the start of their House Football Final. We are very proud of them. https://t.co/vo1BMJEo1J

11/12/20

'Save the Children' charity Mufti Day today - thank you to Glyn families for your generous donations for such an important charity

11/12/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter via this link: https://t.co/Wxvyveo7ti

10/12/20

Friday 11 December is a Mufti Day in aid of Save the Children. Voluntary donations of £2, please. Students may wear their own clothes. Christmas jumpers encouraged! No uniform needed, but please remember face coverings!

Twitter Post Image

26/11/20

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

Extra-Curricular Sport is back! https://t.co/J61DDZqltq

26/11/20

Reminder: INSET Day - Friday 26 November 2020 - school closed for all students.

26/11/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter! https://t.co/xAKFoVNWW0

Twitter Post Image

26/11/20

Looks chilly in Swanage! Year 13 conducting their geography field work today. https://t.co/i4FBv4Ep48

23/11/20

Friday 27 November is a Staff Training Day (INSET) so will be closed to all students on that day.

23/11/20

Do take a look at our Glyn School Newsletter! https://t.co/Mu0q7pcYkv

23/10/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter - cricket and sailing successes, plus other uplifting news: https://t.co/wy77UMfd5E

22/10/20

Reminder that Friday 23 October is a Mufti Day - donations of £2 at the school gates to the Glyn PSA gratefully received. Monies raised provide extra resources for the benefit of our students. Thank you.

16/10/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn School Newsletter! https://t.co/B4rAkvn2vS

09/10/20

Our Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening will be held on Thursday 15 October 2020, so please check our website on that date. Sadly, no tours or visits this year, but do join us virtually on 15 Oct!

09/10/20

Do take a look at this week's Glyn Newsletter! https://t.co/1XgfSPFkVH

Curriculum Leader

Mr C Beaney, c.beaney@glynschool.org

Year 7 sequence of lessons

Half Term 1 - Rosa Parks

Students start Year 7 exploring a historical event that is also studied in RS and primary school - and allows them to practically explore key drama techniques, such as character creation, freeze frames and cross cutting.

 

Half Term 2 - Darkwood Manor

Following on from a historical scheme where facts are explored. Darkwood Manor looks more into fictional drama and the creation of a character from stimulus. Independent performance skills are explored - such as monologue.

 

Half Term 3 - Mime and Silent Theatre

Having established character and voice in the previous term - we now re-focus on the use of movement through mime, whilst also looking back at the historical subject of mime and silent movies of 100 years ago.

 

Half Term 4 - Terrible Fate of Humpty Dumpty

Now that key skills of character, voice, movement have been covered separately in previous schemes - we look at the skill of script and the ability to memorise lines and create a character on stage other than yourself. The play focuses on a young man who has died as a direct result of bullying and is essentially a flashback to his life. Students have chance to explore consequences of decisions you make and how to deal with bullying in a better way.

 

Half Term 6 - Macbeth

We conclude the year with a practical exploration of Shakespeare’s Macbeth - which is also a text in English. Students though getting an overview of th text we explore the themes of power and corruption whilst also encouraging an enthusiasm for a classic writer.

Year 8 sequence of lessons

Half Term 1 - Commedia

Year 8 begins with looking at a fundamental skill/technique and era which shapes modern theatre in particular comedy. Amongst key skills we look at here are; physical theatre, comedy and slapstick humour.

 

Half Term 2 - Theatre in Education

Students have a chance to create a performance with a didactic element where they challenge themselves to educate the audience in a relevant subject. 

 

Half Term 3&4 - Game Over

A new text where we explore online grooming in relation to Breck Bedner from Redhill. This play is closely related to a whole school initiative through PSHE and we will practically explore the text in detail. Which will include character creation, staging and vocal and movement techniques to create atmosphere and tension on stage through a script. This style of script is studied at GCSE and fits in with option choices.

 

Half Term 5&6- Treasure Island Review

By this time students have made their option choices and will look at live theatre and how to review it effectively as well as exploring a classic text performed at the national theatre.

This allows students through NT Live to experience a professional production and develop written skills in review and analysis.

 

Year 9 sequence of lessons

 

Half Term 1 - Introduction to the New GCSE

This gives students an opportunity to have a baseline assessment whilst exploring a number of diverse practitioner approaches to theatre including’;

Stanislavski, Brecht, Artaud, Frantic and Kneehigh. There is also lots of opportunity to perform and build relationships with other members of the class.

 

Half Term 2 - Devising Image Based (C1)

Students have a chance to create a piece of theatre based around a stimulus - this is followed up with an extended piece of written work. The work relates back to one or more of previously studied practitioners and gives them a chance to experience the structure of a GCSE unit. 

 

Half Term 3 - C3 - Live Theatre - National

Students will see a love piece of theatre and have the chance to review it and learn the written skills needed in the exam in order to analyse and express themselves on their opinion of a professional piece of theatre.

 

Half Term 4 - C2 - Too much punch and Blood Brothers

Students will study one of the above texts in detail - looking at intention of the author as well as how to play one of the challenging roles resulting in a performance graded on GCSE criteria.

 

Half Term 5 - C3 - DNA Exam preparation

Students will study and practically explore the set text of DNA in preparation for the exam two years later. This will include looking at exampler questions and answers and developing a written technique and style to help them cope with the time pressures exams.

 

Half Term 6 - C3 - DNA and Live Theatre

The previous column leads to them doing a practice written paper.

 

 

 

Year 10 sequence of lesssons

Half Term 1 - DNA and Live theatre focus for PPE

Students will focus on the written exam - leading on from the end of year 9 with the intention of sitting a full PPE paper in class before Christmas so we build up written and evaluative skills as well as examination technique.

 

Half Term 2 - Live Theatre Review Notes - PPE before Christmas

Students will focus on the written exam - leading on from the end of year 9 with the intention of sitting a full PPE paper in class before Christmas so we build up written and evaluative skills as well as examination technique.

 

Half Term 3 - C1 - Devising and Practitioners

We now move away from the written exam for a short time and bring it back to devising theatre. This is where a piece of work will be produced that is actually internally marked and externally moderated for their final GCSE grade.

 

Half Term 4 - C1 - Devising Rehearsal for Exam

We do this now as they have had over a year of exploring texts, stimuli and various practitioners and are ready to independently work on an exam piece. This is performed to a public audience. Around May. Students will also keep a log/record throughout the process for their portfolio.

 

Half Term 5 - C1 - Devising Exam - Portfolio

In reflection of their performance students undertake the task of their portfolio - this marked and re-drafted and goes to final GCSE grade. This is done so immediately after both the process and performance.

 

Half Term 6 - C3 - DNA and Live Theatre Review

After a short break we return to the exam and set texts and re-visit what we have previously done and look to improve and get ourselves into the mindset for the exam which is now a year away.

 

Year 11 sequence of lessons

Half Term 1 - C1 - Portfolio review and C3 - DNA

We start the year by ensuring our final draft of coursework is acceptable and to the best of our abilities as well as looking at practice questions and papers for the exam.

 

Half Term 2 - C1 - Live Theatre Review - Followed PPE’s and C2 Practical rehearsal

PPE preparation is focus here leading up to November exams to prepare for forthcoming summer exams.

Mid way through the term we turn attention to practical exam for post Christmas examination window. Through audition style lessons we look to get the right text for the students.

 

Half Term 3 - C2 scripted exam

Preparation for the January - March examination window. Students will rehearse and prepare for an internal examination visit.

 

Half Term 4 - C3 - Written examination preparation.

We return to the examination preparation for the upcoming examination.

This will focus on DNA and live theatre preparation and practice questions. Intervention sessions are in place by now.

 

Half Term 5 - C3 Examination prep for May 17th

We return to the examination preparation for the upcoming examination.

This will focus on DNA and live theatre preparation and practice questions. Intervention sessions are in place by now.