Drama / Year 7 and 8

Curriculum content descriptions

Analyse how the elements of drama have been combined in devised and scripted drama to convey different forms, performance styles and dramatic meaning (ACADRR045)

  • identifying and analysing how the elements of drama are combined to focus and drive the dramatic action for an audience
  • identifying and analysing how the elements of drama are used in the historical and contemporary conventions of particular forms and styles
  • discussing how the elements of drama have been used in a performance they have seen
  • Considering viewpoints – meanings and interpretations: For example – What were the actor/director’s intentions in this drama? What are your intentions in the drama you are making? What ideas did you think the drama expressed? How did you engage with the drama?
  • accessing and researching directors’ works through real or virtual performances to analyse directors’ interpretations of scripted drama and considering implications for their own work
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Themes (Texts),  Devised drama


Musical theatre – drama

Discover the dramatic style of musical theatre through performance. Explore the origins and theatrical conventions and techniques of musical theatre as a performance style. Students will create a character performance based on a musical theatre piece.


Costumes of the Performing Arts Collection

Explore some of the costumes curated from the Adelaide Festival Centre’s performing arts collection. Find supporting information and discussion questions to inform conversations about design, and the ways in which performances are conceptualised.


Writing Fables

How do the events in a fable relate to the moral of the story? In this lesson, students will engage in the writing process to create original fables and perform a skit. They will review the elements of a fable and develop an understanding of how to create a centralized focus in a narrative.