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Year 9 and 10 Drama

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​​​​​​​We study The Creative Arts because we want to create and communicate ideas and stories through sound, movement, words and images. We work individually, and in groups, to explore and understand ourselves and others. We aim to engage, inspire, challenge and educate audiences.

Subject descript​​ion​

Drama is a practical and creative process that draws on life experiences to express thoughts, ideas and feelings. Drama is a dynamic practice that invites students to experience, reflect on, communicate and appreciate different perspectives of themselves and the world in which they live. 

Drama helps students to​

  • Explore and develop issues, ideas and themes. 
  • Take on and explore different personalities outside their own. 
  • Develop roles and characters.
  • Understand how to create dramatic meaning.

Skills develop​​ed

  • Develop and refine their expressive and public speaking skills. 
  • Analyse the historical and cultural significance of drama for entertainment, education and rebellion. 

Out of class requirements​​

Students may be required to rehearse and learn lines outside of class time. Students will need to view live theatre for the Responding task.

What’s important for this subject​​​

Willingness to participate and demonstrate respect to other people’s points of view.

Course Outline & Assessment​​​

​​Year 9​​
​Year 10
​Unit 1 - Contemporary Theatre:
Students will explore a contemporary theatre script, identifying and applying a range of theatr​e conventions and developing directing and performance skills. Students will also view live theatre to respond to.

Task 1: Presenting Task

Task 2: Responding Task
​​Unit 1 ​- From Page to Stage:
Students explore a contemporary Realism script while developing skills of performance. In a group, students will present a scene from Juice or Skate Students will also view live theatre performance to respond to.

Task 1: Presenting Task

Task 2: Responding Task
​Unit 2 - Children’s Theatre:
Students will study Children’s Theatre and use popular children’s picture books as stimulus to create a piece of Children’s Theatre.

​​Task 3: Forming Task
Unit 2: Political Theatre:
Students will explore the style of Documentary Drama. Students will research write their own script. Students will then form groups to present a Documentary Drama performance.

Task 3: Forming Task

Task 4: Presenting Task ​


​​​Year 11 Courses and Pre requisites​
​​​C or better in Year 10 English; C or better in Year 10 Drama;​
Year 11 Drama; Year 11 Drama in Practice

​​​​​Extra-Curricular Opportunities​
​Drama Troupe - The Scene Project Queensland Theatre
Drama Club
 College Musical

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Last reviewed 22 June 2021
Last updated 22 June 2021