Year 8 Drama

LEVEL: Year 8

LENGTH: 1 Term

Content:

This term course provides students with an introduction to Theatre Arts and the development of group work and social skills. Students are introduced to:

  • basic performance skills
  • improvisation
  • vocal expression
  • characterisation
  • mime
  • movement
  • script interpretation
  • audience skills
  • elements of theatres and the stage.
  • Critical analysis

The course includes a study of Ancient Greek Theatre.

Students undertake reflective writing on class work and critical writing on the work of others using theatre terminology.

Assessment:

Students’ performance will be determined according to the subject’s Achievement Standards as outlined in the framework of the Australian Curriculum. Grades A to E will be used for reporting purposes.

Assessment tasks include:

  • Performances
  • Peer assessment
  • Critical writing
  • reflective reports
  • researching topics.

This leads to: Year 9 Drama