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Curriculum 2022

Drama

 

Subject Name Drama
Year Level 12
Subject Length Full Year
Subject Type Optional
Prerequisite Subjects Successful completion of Year 11 Drama is recommended
Staff Contact Phoebe Budge
phoebe.budge607@schools.sa.edu.au

Content

In Drama, students develop their creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication skills. They refine their literacy, numeracy, ethical understanding and intercultural understanding, and develop self-belief and self-confidence. 

Students view and review performance eloquently throughout the Stage 2 course. Students learn to engage meaningfully with others through the creation of a performance. Through focused collaborative practical learning opportunities, students refine their skills and increase their confidence as communicators by creating live, multimodal, oral and written products. 

Assessment

 Group Production  40%

  • Task 1: Students participate in a live group performance, in an on-stage or off-stage role. Individual assessment as an on-stage performer or presentation about an offstage role - 15 minutes minimum stage time each.
  • Task 2: After the production, each student assembles and presents evidence of their learning and skills development in a short video essay or documentary. 

Evaluation and Creativity  30%

  • Task 1: Students view two live performances and whilst reviewing the productions, reflect and evaluate how the live performances will inform their own practice in an on or offstage role (1000 words)
  • Task 2:  Each student develops a concept (or vision) as director, designer, actor or producer of their hypothetical production of our shared text (6-minute presentation)

Creative Presentation 30%

  • Part 1: Students form small groups of between two and five, and collaborate to conceive, plan and produce a creative dramatic presentation. They individually and collaboratively apply the knowledge, understanding and skills that they have learned, to create a dramatic product in a presentation as an ensemble. In their group, students can choose from a range of roles including actor, designer, director, filmmaker, and scriptwriter. (10-20 minutes)
  • Part 2: Each student provides a justification of their creative decision-making, both collaboratively and individually, through analysis and evaluation of processes and creative choices in the development and finalisation of their dramatic presentation. (5 minutes)

Additional Information

Performance at public events is a requirement of this course.