Drama / Year 9 and 10

Curriculum content descriptions

Perform devised and scripted drama making deliberate artistic choices and shaping design elements to unify dramatic meaning for an audience (ACADRM051)

Elaborations
  • collaborating as a member of a drama team by directing the blocking and staging of dramatic action to communicate intended meaning(s) for an audience
  • Considering viewpoints – elements, materials, skills and processes: For example – How have the elements of drama been used in your work to convey your ideas? How are materials manipulated in this drama? How have the director and performers shaped skills and processes to make and communicate meaning? How have design elements been used?
  • collaborating to undertake responsibilities in interpreting, rehearsing and performing drama such as stage manager, designer, etc.
  • exploring the impact of design elements and technology on dramatic meaning by using costumes, props, sound, multimedia and lighting, and considering impact of drama they view and evaluating options for their own work
  • taking part in a range of roles in sustained production work
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Symbolism (Art movements),  Devised drama

Interactive

I like to move it, move it!

Engage the body to tell stories and entertain audiences. Explore the techniques of expressive physical movement to communicate ideas and create dramatic meaning. Students devise a story using mime, movement and gesture.

Interactive

Melodrama characterisation

Discover the dramatic form and acting styles of melodrama through the exploration of stock characters and how to act in a melodrama style with large emotions and gestures. Perform various characters through a scripted performance.

Interactive

Characterisation – status and movement

Explore characterisation through observation, status and movement to communicate meaning. Students will create a character through performance.

Interactive

Monologues

Develop skills in characterisation through personal storytelling through monologues.

Interactive

Let's act out

Develop skills in preparing and performing a character monologue.

Interactive

Characterisation stereotypes

Develop and build engaging characters through stereotypes and using through role play and improvisation using voice, body and dialogue. Perform a devised character scenario to engage an audience.

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Adapting a Musical

How can stories transform into a musical theatre adaptation? In this teaching activity, students will develop a musical from a book, play, or short story. They will bring the story to the stage through movements and song by analysing elements of a story and adopting creative team roles.

Interactive

Lights, camera, action!

Students explore screenwriting for video drama.

Interactive

Beats and rhymes

This class develops your vocal skills for performance. Write a Slam Poem or a Rap and then perform them for an audience.

Interactive

Make ‘em laugh

See how effective comedy is in communicating ideas and engaging an audience. Good performances will have moments of humour and seriousness in order to provide variety and interest in the stories being told.

Online

Be on the Safe Side Year 9-10 The Arts (Drama)

This is a unit of work that uses the rail network to explore the characters, situations, viewpoints and actions that occur in this setting; there is a focus on how to behave safely on and around the rail network. Learning opportunities include scripting, performing and revising a drama performance as well exploration of ...

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Australian collection

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Indigenous Australian collection

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