In the Arts our goal is to look at each student’s individual needs and tailor our programs to suit them.
Drama students will be given an opportunity to plan, develop and present drama to peers by safely using processes, techniques and conventions of drama. Drama will be improvised, or taken from appropriate, published script excerpts (e.g. Australian drama or world drama) using selected drama forms and styles (Note: students will have an opportunity to present a scripted drama and improvisation performance at least once over Year 7 and Year 8).
Student work in devised and/or scripted drama is the focus of informal reflective processes using general drama terminology and language. Students are encouraged to develop their use of extended answer forms and interviews, using drama terminology, language and different forms of communication, based on own drama and the drama of others.
Teachers are required to address knowledge and skills in Drama through one or more of the forms or styles below. Other forms and styles may be used in addition to teach knowledge and skills in Drama.
Drama forms and styles for Year 7: restoration comedy, circus, Kathakali, medieval theatre, or ritual theatre.
Drama forms and styles for Year 8: readers’ theatre, children's theatre, naturalism, or realism.
Drama forms and styles for Year 9: melodrama, neoclassical drama, multi-formed devised drama, commedia dell'arte, or Kabuki theatre.
Drama forms and styles for Year 10: Grotowski's Poor Theatre, Youth Theatre, Contemporary Aboriginal Theatre, Theatre of the Absurd, or Butoh.
The syllabus is based on the requirement that all students will study at least two of the five Arts subjects from Pre-primary to Year 8. It is a requirement that students study a performance subject and a visual subject.
Students have opportunities to use and apply visual language and artistic conventions in their design and production process. They create 2D and/or 3D artworks through projects which encourage personal response and an understanding of compositional structure. Students are made aware of the need for safe visual arts practices, and present their artworks for display.
Students are introduced to an awareness of cultural, social and historical contexts that are embodied in artworks/art style which, in turn, allows them to link their own production to a given context.
Students are introduced to a critical analysis framework to analyse artworks and use art terminology when responding.
Teachers are required to address knowledge and skills in Visual Arts through one art form and art style below. Other art forms and art styles may be used in addition to teach knowledge and skills in Visual Arts.
Art forms: 2D (drawing, painting, printmaking, textiles, illustration) and 3D (ceramics, sculpture, installations).
Art styles: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, contemporary Australian and international art.
2018 Course Information Years 11 and 12