Work Sample : Jessie

Activity : Drama: Movement-based characterisation

    Drama: Movement-based characterisation - Jessie : Grade Commentary

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Jessie (old lady with black shoes) has demonstrated an adequate level of competence in using movement and voice skills to develop a character. The role has been adopted and sustained throughout the mime and ‘hot seating’ but Jessie could be more responsive to other characters in the mime. There is a sound understanding of the elements of drama, such as space, and an adequate level of competence in sequencing the action to create meaning for the audience. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade C standard at the end of Stage 2.

Grade C

The student has a sound knowledge and understanding of the main areas of content and has achieved an adequate level of competence in the processes and skills.

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Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Drama
    Students use movement and voice to build the action and roles of a drama in a variety of situations. They devise and sequence drama to create meaning. Students experience and interpret a range of drama forms and elements by making, performing and appreciating drama.
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