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ADA1O: Drama, Grade 9, Open

Course Info

Course Name: ADA1O: Drama, Grade 9, Open
Course Code: ADA1O
Grade: Grade 9
Course Type: Open
Course Format: Online
Credit Value: 1.0
Course Duration: 110 Hours
Tuition Fee: $399.00$1,500.00

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Course Overview

This course provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms and techniques, using material from a wide range of sources and cultures. Students will use the elements of drama to examine situations and issues that are relevant to their lives. Students will create, perform, discuss, and analyse drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them.

Course Outline

Unit 1: Introduction to Drama & Theatre: The Craft & the Art
Unit 2: Introduction to Tableau
Unit 3: Introduction to Voice and Radio Drama
Unit 4: Introduction to Role Play and Role Drama
Unit 5: Creating a Play


This course has the following units of study:

  • Short Stories (25 Hours)
  • Novel Study: The Chrysalids (30 Hours)
  • Shakespear: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (25 Hours)
  • Poetry (15 Hours)
  • Media Studies (15 Hours)

ADA1O has a course cumulative project and a final exam, each worth 15% of the final grade calculation.

Curriculum Expectations

A. Creating and Presenting
A1. The Creative Process: use the creative process and a variety of sources and forms, both individually and collaboratively, to design and develop drama works;
A2. Elements and Conventions: use the elements and conventions of drama effectively in creating individual and ensemble drama works, including works based on a variety of sources;
A3. Presentation Techniques and Technologies: use a variety of presentation techniques and technological tools to enhance the impact of drama works and communicate for specific audiences and purposes.

Reflecting, Responding, and Analyzing
B1. The Critical Analysis Process: use the critical analysis process to reflect on and evaluate their own and others’ drama works and activities;
B2. Drama and Society: demonstrate an understanding of how societies present and past use or have used drama, and of how creating and viewing drama can benefit individuals, groups, and communities;
B3. Connections Beyond the Classroom: identify knowledge and skills they have acquired through drama activities and ways in which they can apply this learning in personal, social, and career contexts.

C1. Concepts and Terminology: demonstrate an understanding of the nature and functions of drama forms, elements, conventions, and techniques, including the correct terminology for the various components;
C2. Contexts and Influences: demonstrate an understanding of the origins and development of drama and theatre arts and their influence on past and present societies;
C3. Responsible Practices: demonstrate an understanding of safe, ethical, and responsible personal and interpersonal practices in drama activities.

Course Evaluation

Unit Test
Discussion Questions
Audio Podcast