Starting Drama 9.1

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Course Code:
General Pathway
Course Description:

A focus on:

  • Improvisation Games
  • Scripted scenes
  • Developing voice and movement
  • Developing a character
  • Students will create at least 1 small scale performance
Additional Information:

Pathways Recommended

Year 9 Year 10 Senior School Pathways
Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 1 Semester 2 Yr 11/12
Drama 9.1 Starting Drama
Drama 9.2 Playbuilding
Drama 10.1 Playbuilding
DANCE 10.3 Acting in Style
General Drama
    Drama 10.2 Starting Theatre
DANCE 10.4 Performance
ATAR Drama

In Senior School, Drama can contribute to a general University entry score or be undertaken at a lower level. Drama is a subject that can offer the eight key employability skills which are valued in the workplace. A short film interviewing past students can be seen on Youtube

  • communication
  • team work as well as an ability to work independently
  • problem-solving
  • initiative and enterprise
  • planning and organising
  • self-management
  • learning
  • technology skills

Many personal attributes which are developed particularly well in a Drama environment are:-

  • commitment
  • enthusiasm
  • positive self-esteem
  • sense of humour
  • ability to deal with pressure
  • motivation
  • adaptability