Year 11 – Drama

Level: Stage 1
Subject Name: Drama
Prerequisites: none
Assumed knowledge: Year 10 Drama curriculum

Course Summary:

Students participate in a collaborative group production. Students adopt the role of an on-stage or off-stage practitioner to develop performance works that are presented to an audience. Students investigate, develop, and draw together the knowledge, skills, language, and expertise necessary to engage with the audience. Students review and evaluate the processes and outcomes of a group dramatic presentation.

Students explore the ways in which theories and practices have shaped, and continue to shape, drama. Through written, oral, and practical tasks, students deepen and personalise their understanding of the topics covered.

Students choose and investigate an area of study in the dramatic arts that is of interest to them. A student’s own cultural background, dramatic ability, prior knowledge, and experience may be a starting point for this area of study.

Course content:

Semester 1:

  • Script Analysis
  • Genre Study & Theatre history
  • Investigation & Presentation
  • Performance - Students will undertake a off-stage or on-stage role for a the class play. The play may be presented during school time or after hours.
  • Folio -Review theatre production. Report and reflect on own performance.

Semester 2:

  • Innovator Analysis - A theatre practitioner will be studied.
  • Genre Study & Theatre history
  • Investigation & Presentation
  • Performance - Students will undertake a off-stage or on-stage role for a the class play. The play may be presented during school time or after hours.
  • Folio -Review theatre production. Report and reflect on own performance.

Assessments:

  • Performing: Group Play 40%
  • Responding: Review Writing 15%
  • Reflecting: Report & Journal Writing 15%
  • Workshopping: Presentations & Investigations 30%