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FAIRVALE HIGH SCHOOL

HSC Drama
Assessment Task Notice #1 (2014/2015)
Target Group:
Unit:
Year 12 Drama elective
Australian Drama and Theatre
Weighting:
Due Date: Term 4 Week 10- Wednesday, 10th December Making- 5%
Critically Studying- 10%
Total 15%
Task Description
NOTE- Students will work in pairs or small groups depending on the play selected.
(Neighbourhood Watch or Stolen)
YOU WILL NEED TO WARM UP AND GET DRESSED IN YOUR COSTUMES AT
LUNCH READY FOR A PERIOD START.
WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE- Due Wednesday 10th December
You will be allocated a scene to perform from either of your Contemporary Theatre
Practice texts (Neighbourhood Watch or Stolen). The scene must be 4-5 minutes.
Each group will be assigned a dramatic technique- Symbolism, Monologues, Voice Over
Lighting, Chorus, Soundscape (sound
effects),
Students will need to explore the stage directions and use of transformational acting
and devise ways to engage the audience with theatrical techniques.
Each group will need to create mood, tension, space, symbol, time, character, use
of music, props, set and costume.
WRITTEN REFLECTIONS- Due Wednesday 10th December
Students are to submit written reflections for each of the workshop classes we have had in
class this term for both Neighbourhood Watch and Stolen. You should have 10 reflections in
total , 5 on Stolen and 5 on Neighbourhood. For each reflection you should state the
issue being explored in relation to the Australian context of the play, the dramatic
techniques and forms workshopped in the lesson. Each reflection must be a formal piece of
writing that may be included in an essay. The responses should be typed and only one
reflection per page. You may present these reflections in anyway you wish eg- display
folder, logbook etc.
Outcomes Assessed:
H1.1, H1.2, H1.3, H1.9, H3.1, H3.2, H3.3

Marking Criteria:

Demonstrates an outstanding ability in critically applying understanding of


the cultural, historical and political contexts that have influenced specific
drama and theatre
practitioners, styles and movements
Demonstrates an outstanding ability to analyse, synthesise and organise
knowledge, information and opinion in coherent written responses
Demonstrates an outstanding ability to appreciate and value drama and
theatre as significant cultural expressions of issues and concerns in
Australian societies
Demonstrates an outstanding ability to appreciate the role of the audience
in various dramatic and theatrical styles and movements
Demonstrates a substantial ability in critically applying understanding of the
cultural, historical and political contexts that have influenced specific drama
and theatre
practitioners, styles and movements
Demonstrates a substantial ability to analyse, synthesise and organise
knowledge, information and opinion in coherent written responses
Demonstrates a substantial ability to appreciate and value drama and
theatre as significant cultural expressions of issues and concerns in
Australian societies
Demonstrates a substantial ability to appreciate the role of the audience in
various dramatic and theatrical styles and movements
Demonstrates an adequate ability in critically applying understanding of the
cultural, historical and political contexts that have influenced specific drama
and theatre practitioners, styles and movements
Demonstrates an adequate ability to analyse, synthesise and organise
knowledge, information and opinion in coherent written responses
Demonstrates an adequate ability to appreciate and value drama and
theatre as significant cultural expressions of issues and concerns in
Australian societies
Demonstrates an adequate ability to appreciate the role of the audience in
various dramatic and theatrical styles and movements
Demonstrates a basic ability in critically applying understanding of the
cultural, historical and political contexts that have influenced specific drama
and theatre
practitioners, styles and movements
Demonstrates a basic ability to analyse, synthesise and organise
knowledge, information and opinion in coherent written responses
Demonstrates a basic ability to appreciate and value drama and theatre as
significant cultural expressions of issues and concerns in Australian
societies
Demonstrates a basic ability to appreciate the role of the audience in
various dramatic and theatrical styles and movements
Demonstrates a limited understanding of the cultural, historical and political
contexts that have influenced specific drama and theatre
practitioners, styles and movements
Demonstrates written responses that lack cohesion
Demonstrates a limited ability to appreciate and value drama and theatre
as significant cultural expressions of issues and concerns in Australian
societies
Demonstrates a limited ability to appreciate the role of the audience in
various dramatic and theatrical styles and movements

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