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Drama Stage 1
Subject outline

Version 4.0 - For teaching in 2024.
Accredited in June 2019 for teaching at Stage 1 from 2020. 

Stage 1 | Subject outline | Assessment design criteria

Assessment design criteria

The assessment design criteria are based on the learning requirements and are used by teachers to: 

  • clarify for students what they need to learn 
  • design opportunities for students to provide evidence of their learning at the highest possible level of achievement. 

The assessment design criteria consist of specific features that: 

  • students should demonstrate in their learning 
  • teachers look for as evidence that students have met the learning requirements. 

For this subject the assessment design criteria are: 

  • understanding and exploration 
  • critical and creative thinking 
  • creative application. 

The specific features of these criteria are described below. 

The set of assessments, as a whole, must give students opportunities to demonstrate each of the specific features by the completion of study of the subject.

Understanding and Exploration 

The specific features are as follows:

UE1 Understanding and exploration of dramatic roles, conventions, and processes.
UE2 Understanding and exploration of dramatic ideas, texts, styles, and/or innovations.

Critical and Creative Thinking 

The specific features are as follows:

CCT1 Creative thinking and experimentation in the development of dramatic ideas.
CCT2 Analysis and evaluation of dramatic ideas, products, and technologies.

Creative Application 

The specific features are as follows: 

CA1 Application of dramatic skills.
CA2 Collaborative application of dramatic ideas and processes to realise outcomes.