This course provides the key to mapping a linear curriculum plans which maximises learning and progress for all from year 7 to the end of their Drama course.


  • All-through curriculum mapping which embed content, mastery and retention
  • Identify the content, skills and journey for successful personalised outcomes
  • Identify revisiting key learning incrementally whilst maintaining engagement.
  • Balance content delivery with opportunities to apply learning
  • Ensure all students make good or better progress
COURSE DATE London, Wednesday 28 June 2017
WHO FOR?  GCSE Drama Teachers
Heads of Drama
A Level Drama teachers
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
Detailed notes On-line materials
Powerpoint presentations CPD Certificate
 High quality training facilities Sit-down buffet lunch



10.00 – 11.15am: The ‘Bigger’ Picture

  • Understanding the skills necessary for success in Drama
  • How to make links to whole school focus on mastery
  • Components of a successful Drama curriculum
  • Links with the English curriculum
  • Locating Drama within a skills based performing arts curriculum

11.15 – 11.30am: Break


11.30 – 1.00pm: Examples of structuring and building the blocks

  • Examples of 3 units linking KS3 Drama to new KS4 Drama skills
  • KS4 demands & promoting resilience in linear format of assessment
  • Progression maps form KS4 to KS5

1.00 – 1.45pm: Lunch


1.45 – 2.15pm: Tracking, Assessment and Reporting

  • Identifying success criteria for all levels
  • Strategies for providing feedback on practical work
  • Reporting and recording – how to clarify key messages on progression

2.15 – 3.45pm: Applying changes for your own professional practice

  • Working group: reviewing your own medium and long term plans
  • Sharing good practice, questions and problem solving
  • Action planning for introducing new curriculum

Teachers should bring the following to get the most out the session;

  • need access to their current plans electronically or paper based
  • need access to their current specs electronically or paper based
  • have examples of good practice across their own teaching in tracking or planning

Emma Hollis-Brown

Emma Hollis-Brown has wide ranging experience of teaching and learning, working in a range of secondary schools and post 16 institutions specialising in delivering curriculum solutions in English and the Performing Arts and leading high performing faculties to success. Since 2004, Emma has developed a career in initial teacher training, leadership and challenge, and inspection and advisory work supporting curriculum modeling and collaborative quality assurance. In Arts Education settings Emma worked as a Creative Agent, Researcher and Evaluator. Emma is a highly experienced trainer designing and delivering programmes on a range of areas of school improvement. Emma is also a senior examiner for the market leading A Level Theatre Studies specification, a trained assessor both for Arts Mark and Arts Award schemes and an Ofqual Subject Expert. In 2011 Emma established her own training and consultancy company delivering a range of contracts across public and private sectors. Emma is a badged Ofsted Inspector working on both schools and initial teacher training remits as well as a secondary school Governor and Charitable Trustee.