Stage 2

Drama

Assumed Knowledge

Nil.

Prerequisites

Students must have completed Stage 1 Drama A and ideally Stage 1 Drama B with a ‘C’ grade or better.​

Focus Capabilities

Communication, Learning, Citizenship, Work, Personal Development

Related Subject
Subject Description

This subject is an extension of the Stage 1 Drama course with the two areas of dramatic study being: Company and Production and Exploration and Vision.


This subject will involve additional contact time outside of the regular timetabled lessons for the Group Production. There will also be attendances to professional performances and/or events for the purpose of exploring and responding to dramatic works. The course has a focus on the practical application of theoretical knowledge of dramatic texts and creative works, practitioners and innovators, and therefore, students need to have an existing knowledge and experience of creating performance narratives. Extensive critical analysis and artistic exploration and vision are also critical components of the course.

Course Fees

$60.00 for attendance and transport to professional dramatic performances (usually in the evenings).

Additional Costs

Nil.

Assessment Type 1:

Group Production (40% School Assessment)

Students undertake group production task.
Process and performance: Students participate in a group performance to an audience. A minimum of 5 minutes in-focus stage time or equivalent for off-stage presenters. Each individual student selects and presents evidence of their understanding, creativity, analysis, evaluation, application, and development in their role in the form of a recorded presentation of up to 15 minutes.

Assessment Type 2:

(Evaluation and Creativity (30% School Assessment)

Students complete one or two evaluation and creativity tasks:
Students complete two tasks, or they may choose to integrate the tasks to produce one single piece, to demonstrate their analysis, evaluation, and creativity as authentic drama practitioners. The tasks should show synthesis of ideas, theories, practice, learning, and/or subject matter investigated. The combined total for the tasks is a maximum of 12 minutes if oral or multimodal, or 2000 words if written.

Assessment Type 3:

Creative Presentation (30% External Assessment)

The creative presentation compromises two parts: a presentation and a learning portfolio.
Presentation: Students collaborate in small groups between two and five to conceive, plan, and produce a creative dramatic presentation. Each student chooses a practitioner role (e.g. actor, designer, director) The presentation is recorded on an accepted video format. The maximum duration of the presentation depends on the number of students in the ensemble: two students at 10 minutes up to five students at 25 minutes.

Learning Portfolio: Students record, analyse, reflect on, and evaluate their creative decision-making and their application of dramatic process and skills towards the realisation of their presentation, as individuals and in collaboration. The documentation of evidence may take a variety of forms. They may use one or a combination of multimodal, oral, visual, and written forms to present evidence of their learning. The learning portfolio should be a maximum of 9 minutes if multimodal (or the equivalent if oral and/or written, where 6 minutes is equal to 1000 words).

Assessment Type 4:

Group Performance or Individual Presentation: Students nominate to participate in either an on stage or off stage capacity for a text based group performance; students are required to perform for 10 to 15 minutes on stage, while off stage students must deliver a 15 minute presentation in addition to their practical commitment. Alternatively, a student may work independently to create an Individual Presentation of 15 minutes duration.

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