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Curriculum 2023

Drama B


Subject Name Drama B
Year Level 11
Subject Length Semester
Subject Type Optional
Year 12 Pathway Year 12 Drama
Staff Contact Phoebe Budge


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 learn as artists and as creative entrepreneurs through their exploration of shared human experience. Students learn to engage meaningfully with others through performance. Focused practical and collaborative learning opportunities, refine students’  skills and increase their confidence as communicators by creating live, multimodal, oral and written products.  

Drama provides students with a wide variety of creative freedoms to engage in the tasks to best reflect their strengths.  


Performance  40% 

  • Students work collaboratively to create a performance, which is presented to a live audience, in one of the following ways:
    • A live performance (self-devised or established script)
    • The creation of a short film
    • If working in an off-stage role, a dramatic performance or presentation to demonstrate their creative process in the off-stage role  

Responding to Drama  30% 

  • Students demonstrate their understanding by analysing and evaluating a live performance or workshop. Students can present their understanding and analysis in the following ways:
    • A multimodal response - 8 minutes
    • An oral presentation - 8 minutes
    • A written review - 1000 words  
Creative Synthesis  30% 
  • Students will study a prescribed text and create a hypothetical production that incorporates a dramatic element chosen by the teacher. Students will then engage in an 8-10 minute presentation pitching their production vision to the class. 

Additional Information

Performance at public events is a requirement of this subject.