Year 9 Drama

9DRA
Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss S. Harris

Year 9 Drama 2020 is Performance Focused

  • You will work either solo, duo or in a small group.
  • You will perform for your peers and be peer reviewed by them.
  • You will be filmed for assessment purposes.

Terms 1, 2 and 3

YOU will learn about Social and Cooperative skills, Self-Organisation and Self-Discipline, specifically: Listening, hearing, respect, personal responsibility, and the importance of reflection. YOU will also review vocabulary for Elements (RAFTTTSS) Role, Action, Focus, Time, Timing, Tension, Space and Symbol and the Techniques (VBMS) Voice, Body, Movement and Space/Status/Levels.

Performance Work will include YOUR choice of scripts and poems, group or solo work, rehearsed readings and sight-reading skills, character analysis (ROW), and script analysis including annotation, stage direction (blocking), and design. Performance work may also involve using ‘Found Treasures’ and Devising (creating original theatre) for either solo, duo or group work. YOU will be learning to: project YOUR voice without use of technologies, remember lines, sustain a character, and become a reliable ensemble member.

Key Competencies YOU will gain: Thinking. Using Language. Symbols and Texts. Managing Self. Relating to Others. Participating and Contributing.

Strands of the Drama curriculum that will be covered:

Understanding drama in context

  • Investigate the functions, purposes, and technologies of drama in cultural and historical contexts.

Developing practical knowledge

  • Select and use techniques and relevant technologies to develop drama practice.
  • Use conventions to structure drama.

Developing ideas

  • Initiate and refine ideas with others to plan and develop drama.

Communicating and interpreting

  • Present and respond to drama, identifying ways in which elements, techniques, conventions, and technologies create meaning in their own and others’ work.

Term 4 has a different structure as performance space is unavailable due to senior NCEA exams. The first part of Term 4 will give the students the opportunity for performance work and in the second part, they will choose to produce either a power point, short-story book, word document, or a One Act Play: on an idea/ theme from a play or story, or playwright, or actor or  genre/ style of theatre. These projects cross over the curriculum of Drama, Information Technology and English, give the students the opportunity to research and work with transitions, animations, sound wrapping and other visual effects: but is dependent on access to IT technology.


Subject Overview

Term 1
Year 9 Drama 2020 is Performance Focused

You will work either solo, duo or in a small group.
You will perform for your peers and be peer reviewed by them.
You will be filmed for assessment purposes.
Terms 1, 2 and 3

YOU will learn about Social and Cooperative skills, Self-Organisation and Self-Discipline, specifically: Listening, hearing, respect, personal responsibility, and the importance of reflection. YOU will also review vocabulary for Elements (RAFTTTSS) Role, Action, Focus, Time, Timing, Tension, Space and Symbol and the Techniques (VBMS) Voice, Body, Movement and Space/Status/Levels.

Term 2
Year 9 Drama 2020 is Performance Focused

You will work either solo, duo or in a small group.
You will perform for your peers and be peer reviewed by them.
You will be filmed for assessment purposes.
Terms 1, 2 and 3

YOU will learn about Social and Cooperative skills, Self-Organisation and Self-Discipline, specifically: Listening, hearing, respect, personal responsibility, and the importance of reflection. YOU will also review vocabulary for Elements (RAFTTTSS) Role, Action, Focus, Time, Timing, Tension, Space and Symbol and the Techniques (VBMS) Voice, Body, Movement and Space/Status/Levels.

Term 3
Year 9 Drama 2020 is Performance Focused

You will work either solo, duo or in a small group.
You will perform for your peers and be peer reviewed by them.
You will be filmed for assessment purposes.
Terms 1, 2 and 3

YOU will learn about Social and Cooperative skills, Self-Organisation and Self-Discipline, specifically: Listening, hearing, respect, personal responsibility, and the importance of reflection. YOU will also review vocabulary for Elements (RAFTTTSS) Role, Action, Focus, Time, Timing, Tension, Space and Symbol and the Techniques (VBMS) Voice, Body, Movement and Space/Status/Levels.

Term 4
Term 4 has a different structure as performance space is unavailable due to senior NCEA exams. The first part of Term 4 will give the students the opportunity for performance work and in the second part, they will choose to produce either a power point, short-story book, word document, or a One Act Play: on an idea/ theme from a play or story, or playwright, or actor or genre/ style of theatre. These projects cross over the curriculum of Drama, Information Technology and English, give the students the opportunity to research and work with transitions, animations, sound wrapping and other visual effects: but is dependent on access to IT technology.

Pathway

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