- Approx Cost:
- $20 for live performances/workshops
- Technology Requirements:
- A laptop is essential for this course
- Entry Requirements:
Minimum of ‘achieving at the level’ overall grade in Year 9 Drama or by negotiation with the HOD. Students are expected to perform all practical assessments to an audience of peers and/or wider school audience.
- Course Outline:
This course is based around Level 4 of the National Curriculum. The range of units that may be offered are:
- Developing Ideas.
Students use elements and conventions to structure a devised performance around a specific topic.
- Developing Practical Knowledge.
Drama techniques are explored using children’s stories as stimulus material, performed in front of a young invited audience
- Communication and Interpreting in Drama.
Students use basic Stanislavski techniques to prepare and present a significant character from a given text.
- Understanding Drama in Context.
The features of a theatre period (Elizabethan) are explored, including text work, staging, costuming, technologies, acting style and actor/audience relationship relevant to the time period.
All units lead to a public performance, with audiences ranging from preschools to peers, friends and parents.
- Where Does It Lead:
Students learn to relate and work with others, develop critical and creative thinking skills while developing performance and communication skills in a range of dramatic contexts. Students who gain an ‘achieved at the level’ are able to continue with Year 11 Drama.
- For further information see:
- Mrs S McLean.