DRAMA – ASSESSMENT MAP

Year 7 

WA1

Title of assessment: Performing on the stage

Skills assessed: The 8 C’s

Confidence

Concentration,

Collaboration,

Communication,

Creativity,

Curiosity,

Craftsmanship

Commitment

How to be part of a positive learning environment.

Key learning:

Improve understanding of theme by identifying the context in your drama work

Improve your characterisation by focusing on emotion.

Develop your physical skills by using clear mime and gestures.

Develop your vocal skills by projecting your dialogue more clearly and loudly

Reflect more thoughtfully to identify successes and improvements

WA2

Title of assessment: Greek Theatre: Antigone

Skills assessed:

Status

Conflict

Monologue

Dialogue

Tension

Use of space

Expression

Use of Drama terminology

Key learning: Responding and rehearsing: discussion and response to the dilemmas that the character’s face. Performing and Characterisation: portray the character of Creon or Antigone with good use of skills above. Written evaluation: character development and strengths/areas of improvement in performance.

WA3

Title of assessment: ‘I’m stuck in a computer’ Skills assessed: Devising a performance and script Cooperation and negotiation Evaluation skills Apply theatre and Drama skills learnt over the year Use of Drama terminology Developing characters Improvisation Key learning: Responding and rehearsing Performing and characterisation Written Evaluation  

Year 8

WA1

Title of assessment: Performing: Comedy/Farce

Skills assessed:

Voice (accent, tone, pitch, pace, projection, diction)

Movement

Expression

Posture

Focus

Stagecraft

Energy

Actor-audience relationship

Key learning:

Demonstrate how comedy can be enhance using different techniques

Devise small scenes and be able to analyse what makes something funny.

Show a character with a clear underlining motive within a scene

WA2

Title of assessment: Expo Led

WA3

Title of assessment: Expo Led

 

Year 9

WA1

Title of assessment: Practitioner One: Brecht

Skills assessed:

Non-naturalism

Verfremdungseffekt (alienation)

Direct address

Placards

Multi-role

Epic Theatre

Montage of scenes

Song

Visible scene changes

Key learning:

Responding and Rehearsing (contributions to work and discussions about Brechtian Theatre, incorporating techniques to deliver a powerful message)

Performing and Characterisation (creation of themes and issues)

Verbal and written analysis: justifying ideas and proving understanding of the practitioner.

WA2

Title of assessment: Practitioner Two: Stanislavski

Skills assessed:

Naturalism

4th Wall

Psychology

Emotion memory

Units and actions

The magic if

Super-objective

Key learning: Understanding the System

Motivation- what is the reason for the character to be doing what they are doing?

Objective- what a character is trying to achieve at a given moment.

Super Objective- What the character is ultimately trying to achieve for the whole play.

Unit- When an actor’s objective changes a new unit begins

Imagination- An actor must imagine details in order to give their character a strong back story

Subtext- The way in which a line or action is delivered and what it hints to

Emotion Memory- An actor finds real emotions in their past and uses these to portray the emotion on stage, presenting ‘real’ emotions.

Magic If- In order to create a ‘real’ response the actor imagines how they would react if they were in this situation- ‘If this really was the middle of winter what would I do?’ ‘If my sister really was injured what how would i react?’

Given Circumstances- Everything that has happened to the character up to the moment they are in the room, this is often ‘imagined’ by the actor and director or given as clues in the text by the playwright. By knowing what a character has done in their life before the scene, an actor can play the role appropriately.

Method of Physical Action- An actor unlocks subconscious emotions by using repetitive physical action to unlock them.

Tempo Rhythm- A person has an inner and an outer rhythm, through subtlety an actor can portray these both at the same time- eg the panicked liar trying to ‘play it cool’ or ‘the soldier slowly sneaking through no mans land’

Circles of Attention- imagine you have several circle around you (like ripples in a pond) hold your focus within these small spaces and see how this effects your characters engagement (eg the first circle will be very insular)

WA3

Title of assessment: Physical Theatre – are you BTEC ready?

Skills assessed:

Tension

Comedy

Climax and Anti-climax

Characterisation

Intention

Direct address

Multi-role

Flashback

Key learning:

Response and development: focus ideas and techniques that are original, explore issues and ideas in an expressive, personal and reflective way.

Performance: demonstrate movement skills to show a strong character and communicate character’s intentions with clarity.

Evaluation: understand how strategies, drama elements and mediums have been used.

Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School by STB