Middle School Subjects – Drama

Drama is the expression and exploration of personal, cultural and social worlds through role and situation that engages, entertains and challenges.

Students create meaning as drama makers, performers and audiences as they enjoy and analyse their own and others’ stories and points of view. Like all art forms, drama has the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, excite the imagination and encourage students to reach their creative and expressive potential.

Drama enables students to imagine and participate in the exploration of their worlds, individually and collaboratively. Students actively use body, gesture, movement, voice and language, taking on roles to explore and depict real and imagined worlds. They create, rehearse, perform and respond using the elements and conventions of drama and emerging and existing technologies available to them.

Students learn to think, move, speak and act with confidence. In making and staging drama they learn how to be focused, innovative and resourceful, and collaborate and take on responsibilities for drama presentations. They are excited by exploring their imagination and taking risks in storytelling through role and dramatic action.

Students develop a sense of inquiry and empathy by exploring the diversity of drama in the contemporary world and in other times, traditions, places and cultures (Australian Curriculum 2018).

Year 7

Potential Class Topics

  • Children’s Theatre
  • Clowning & Circus Skills
  • Responding to Drama

Year 8

Potential Class Topics

  • Physical Theatre
  • Theatre of the Absurd
  • Character Development
  • Responding to Drama

Year 9

Potential Class Topics

  • Improvisation and Theatre Sports
  • Melodrama
  • Responding to Drama

Students consolidate their knowledge and understanding of a variety of dramatic communication methods through various learning tasks and assessment types. These include:

  • Performance & Reflections
  • Creative Synthesis
  • Reflecting and Responding to Drama

Year 10 Drama