Learning Framework

Middle Years Drama

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Drama provides unique opportunities for self-expression and growth through problem-solving, and group decision-making activities. Drama is an art form which is directly concerned with our understanding and experience of the world. Through Drama, we explore the way people think, feel and communicate, learning to understand others and ourselves more fully.

The ability to communicate, not only in written form but orally and through body language, is an essential skill in modern life. Drama not only teaches students how to perform or act but more importantly, how to be effective and creative communicators.

Year 9

Drama is offered as an elective subject to students in Year 9. The course is designed to increase self-confidence and affirm a broad range of talents and abilities. Units include Improvisation and Acting Skills, Performing from a Script, Modern Acting Theory and Acting for the Camera. No previous experience in Drama is required and throughout the Drama course students will develop skills in:

  • use of the voice and the body to communicate
  • improvisation
  • the use of a script
  • self-devised work
  • effective collaboration and problem-solving with others.

In addition, all students in Years 7-9 have the opportunity to participate in a variety of Co-Curricular Drama programs.