Assessment Specifications

Level 1 Drama 2020

(Updated in April 2020)

General information

Domain

Drama Studies

Mode of assessment

Written examination

Standards

90998  90011

Information relating to both achievement standards

Candidates will be required to name and provide details of the drama / theatre form or the live performances.

Candidates may be required to respond in any combination of written response (paragraphs) and illustration (sketches and/or diagrams).

Diagrams or sketches will be assessed on the quality of information conveyed and not their artistic merit (i.e. simple stick figures are satisfactory). Candidates should annotate their diagrams or sketches to provide specific detail and to explain their answers.

A glossary of terms will be included at the start of the examination papers. The definitions of terms are as outlined in the Achievement Standards Explanatory Notes for each standard, i.e. features for 90998, and elements, techniques, technologies and conventions for 90011.

Specific information for individual achievement standards

Standard

90998

Title

Demonstrate understanding of features of a drama/theatre form

Version

2

Number of credits

4

Format of the assessment

Questions may cover a combination of features of the drama / theatre form.

Content/context details

Candidates should be familiar with key features of a drama / theatre form, including acting style, language, set piece or prop, and social context.

Questions may cover a combination of features of the drama or theatre form and period, and require examples from the text to illustrate statements.



Standard

90011

Title

Demonstrate understanding of the use of drama aspects within live performance

Version

7

Number of credits

4

Format of the assessment

Candidates will be required to respond to questions on:

  • a drama performance that they have viewed as a member of the audience in the 2020 calendar year. This may also include watching a live drama performance that has been recorded with, or intended for, a live audience. Any viewed performances, whether live or recorded, should provide opportunities for candidates to meet the requirement of the standard at all grade levels.

Candidates may choose to respond to questions on:

  • a live drama performance they have participated in as an actor in the 2020 calendar year, but this is not mandatory for 2020 examinations.

Content/context details

Candidates should be familiar with drama aspects, including character / role, tension, technologies, and use of drama techniques. 

Questions may cover a combination of elements, techniques, conventions and technologies.

Drama subject page

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