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Years 9 and 10 (Stage 5)

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Students have the opportunity to select Drama as an elective subject in Year 9 and 10. In the Drama classroom students extend themselves and their knowledge of dramatic practice through making, performing and appreciating a wide range of performance forms, styles, techniques and training activities.

Working in small and large groups, independently and in whole class situations, Drama students learn about and participate in the following forms of drama:

  • Improvisation and playbuilding
  • Theatresports
  • Ritual and Greek Theatre
  • Commedia Dell’Arte
  • Mime
  • Melodrama and Romanticism
  • Realism and Naturalism
  • Puppetry
  • Scriptwriting
  • Creative movement and physical theatre
  • Political theatre
  • Technical Production
  • Australian Theatre

As part of the course students learn through practical experience. There are many practical performances: informal, formal, in class, in front of other classes, in front of assemblies, (community) and public performances. Students are given every opportunity to view live performances, participate in workshops and undertake classes with industry professionals.

The study of Drama in Stage 5 is a dynamic learning experience and challenges students to maximise their individual abilities through imaginative, dramatic experiences created in cooperation with others.