Year 10 Drama

10DRA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: W. Walker


In this half year course, through games and warm-up activities, students will be reminded of the basics of drama:

  • use of space 
  • the importance of observation 
  • group focus

This is followed by a strong focus on IMPROVISATION and the skills required to become adept at it. 

Improvisation, together with an understanding of NARRATIVE STRUCTURE (the shape of a good story), is used for the DEVISING of plays in groups. Students are taught the conventions of SCRIPTING a play which they use to produce a script of a ten to fifteen-minute play.

The course moves into its final stages with a REHEARSAL period of the plays the students have written. During this process they will be directed, either by their teacher or a Year 13 student. The course climaxes with a PUBLIC PERFORMANCE. 

THE PUBLIC PERFORMANCE WILL REQUIRE STUDENTS TO BE AVAILABLE FOR AT LEAST 2 REHEARSALS AND 1 PERFORMANCE OUTSIDE OF NORMAL SCHOOL HOURS. 

In conjunction with the performance, students also become familiar with basic STAGE TECHNOLOGIES such as lighting, sound, set, costume and make-up. 

All in all, the Year 10 Drama course is challenging, hugely satisfying and lots of fun. It will give you a strong indication of what to expect at senior level and whether or not the subject suits you. 



Pathway

Year 11 Drama, Year 11 Drama Acting for the Camera

Contributions and Equipment

All students need: pens, pencils, ruler, eraser, glue stick, highlighters, coloured pencils, scissors for all classes

Specific requirements for this class are:
1 1B5 Exercise Book


Recommended Prior Learning