Year 12 – Drama

Length: Full Year (20 SACE credits)
Contact: Arts Leader

Recommended Background
Satisfactory completion of Stage 1 Drama.

Course Description

In Stage 2 Drama, students are supported to develop their creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication skills. Students will engage in learning as practising dramatic artists. They learn to think and act as artists, and to develop as cultural leaders and creative entrepreneurs.

Students will be supported to develop their leadership of public discussion by communicating a range of meaningful viewpoints and by learning the skills and processes required to present these viewpoints in innovative and engaging ways.

Students work individually and collaboratively as they engage in practical and theoretical study. In creating a drama production students may, for example, study the elements of drama and the style of a particular exponent or theorist. Students will learn to adopt individual roles from a variety of options within the dramatic fields of theatre and/or screen, for example concentrating on a particular genre and how it can be adapted in different ways to different audiences.


Students’ performance will be determined according to the subject’s Performance Standards, as outlined by the SACE Board. Grades A+ to E- will be used for reporting purposes.

  • School-based Assessment:
    • Group Production (40%)
    • Evaluation and Creativity (30%).
  • External assessment:
    • Creative Presentation (30%).