Year 8 Drama

LEVEL: Year 8

LENGTH: One semester or a full year


This course develops skills learned in year 7 Drama and includes:

  • The elements of Drama – vocal expression, characterisation, movement
  • Improvisation
  • Script interpretation
  • Audience skills
  • Features of theatres and the stage
  • Critical analysis
  • Comedy
  • Ancient Greek Theatre

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


Student performance will be determined according to the subject 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 responses
  • Reflective reports

This leads to: Year 9 Drama