Year 8 Drama

LEVEL: Year 8

LENGTH: 1 Term


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.


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