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Work Sample : Taylor

Activity : Drama: Movement-based characterisation

    Drama: Movement-based characterisation - Taylor : Grade Commentary

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This grade commentary refers to the performances by the students who play the roles of Superman and the robber without the hat. Taylor (Superman) and partner (robber without hat) have demonstrated an adequate level of competence in using movement and voice skills to develop a character. Both students sustain their roles for most of the mime using clear, controlled movements but Taylor is less convincing in the role of Superman during 'hot seating'. A sound understanding of the dramatic elements of time, focus and space is evident, and there is adequate sequencing of the action to create meaning for the audience. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by students 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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