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Drama Stage 2
Subject outline

Version 2.0 - For teaching in 2022.
Accredited in June 2019 for teaching at Stage 2 from 2021. 

Stage 2 | Subject outline | Performance standards

Performance standards

Stage 2 performance standards for Drama can be viewed below. You can also download in Word format [DOC 324KB].

To learn more about what performance standards are, how they are used, and other general information, see performance standards and grades

  Knowledge and Understanding  Critical and Creative Thinking  Creative Application 
A

KU1
Sophisticated and highly detailed exploration and understanding of dramatic theories, texts, styles, conventions, roles, and processes. 

KU2
Perceptive and insightful understanding and evaluation of the artistic and cultural value of local, global, contemporary, and/or historical drama.

CCT1
Highly creative thinking and experimentation in the development of dramatic ideas. 

CCT2
Sophisticated and creative analysis and evaluation of the student’s own drama-making and others’ dramatic works, styles, and/or events.

CA1
Highly focused and sustained application of dramatic processes, individually and in collaboration with others. 

CA2
Highly creative and proficient application of dramatic skills. 

CA3
Highly innovative and coherent integration of theory and practice to make meaningful dramatic outcomes.

B

KU1
Mostly detailed and some indepth exploration and understanding of dramatic theories, texts, styles, conventions, roles, and processes. 

KU2
Detailed and thorough understanding and evaluation of the artistic and cultural value of local, global, contemporary, and/or historical drama. 

CCT1
Creative thinking and experimentation in the development of dramatic ideas. 

CCT2
Thorough analysis and evaluation of the student’s own drama-making and/or others’ dramatic works, styles, and/or events. 

CA1
Focused and productive application of dramatic processes, individually and in collaboration with others. 

CA2
Creative and comprehensive application of dramatic skills. 

CA3
Innovative and clear integration of theory and practice to make meaningful dramatic outcomes. 

C

KU1
Considered exploration and general understanding of dramatic theories, texts, styles, conventions, roles, and processes. 

KU2
Understanding and some evaluation of the artistic and cultural value of local, global, contemporary, and/or historical drama. 

CCT1
Generally creative thinking and experimentation in the development of dramatic ideas. 

CCT2
Generally competent analysis and evaluation of the student’s own drama-making and others’ dramatic works, styles, and/or events. 

CA1
Generally productive application of dramatic processes, individually and in collaboration with others. 

CA2
Competent application of dramatic skills. 

CA3
Some originality and coherence in the integration of theory and practice to make meaningful dramatic outcomes. 

D

KU1
Some exploration and basic understanding of dramatic theories, texts, styles, conventions, roles, and/or processes. 

KU2
Attempted understanding of the artistic and cultural value of local, global, contemporary, and/or historical drama. 

CCT1
Attempted thinking and experimentation in the development of dramatic ideas. 

CCT2
Some general reflection on the student’s own drama-making and/or others’ dramatic works, styles, or events. 

CA1
Partial application of dramatic processes, individually and in collaboration with others. 

CA2
Partial application of dramatic skills. 

CA3
Basic expression and attempted integration of theory and practice to make meaningful dramatic outcomes. 

E

KU1
Limited exploration and understanding of dramatic theories, texts, styles, conventions, roles, and/or processes. 

KU2
Limited understanding of the artistic and cultural value of local, global, contemporary, and/or historical drama. 

CCT1
Limited thinking and experimentation in the development of dramatic ideas. 
 

CCT2
Limited reflection on the student’s own drama-making and/or others’ dramatic works, styles, or events. 

CA1
Limited application of dramatic processes, individually and in collaboration with others. 

CA2
Limited application of dramatic skills.
 

CA3
Limited expression of theory and practice to make meaningful dramatic outcomes.