In this subject students acquire the skills and understanding to generate creative and imaginative solutions to the challenge of staging theatrical works.
In Drama students have the opportunity to develop their curiosity and imagination, creativity, individuality, personal identity, self-esteem, and confidence. Students learn to acknowledge and respect diversity and different perspectives on the world.
Students analyse texts and other materials, performances, and their own learning. Drama enables students to acquire the skills and understanding to generate creative and imaginative solutions to the challenge of staging theatrical works.
The study of Drama allows students the opportunity to explore a range of world theatre traditions, including contemporary and Indigenous Australian theatre, as well as theatrical work from diverse cultural and community groups. It allows students to examine drama in the social, political, cultural, and economic life of local and global communities, in the past and present, and to consider its possible role in the future.
There is a regular after school rehearsal of 3 hours which is used to prepare for the group performance which is marked externally.
Students demonstrate their learning through the following assessment types:
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Students participate in a group dramatic performance. The development of students as actors or as off-stage practitioners is encouraged through a study of text and characterisation.
Students may choose an onstage role (minimum 15 minutes onstage) or offstage role (presentation of 10-15 minutes.)
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