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Drama Grade Ladders

Objective A01 Communicate MeaningA02 Live PerformanceA03 How Drama is DevelopedA04 Analyse/Evaluate own work
Grade 9Develop creative ideas for performance outcomes that communicate meaning with outstanding assurance and impact.Apply theatrical skills extensively and effectively to realise artistic intentions with flair.Demonstrate breadth and depth of extensive knowledge and understanding in developing and performing drama, using specialist terminology accurately and effectively.Produce exceptionally perceptive and expertly informed critical analysis and evaluation of drama seen and made.
Grade 8Develop creative ideas for performance outcomes that communicate meaning(s) with assurance and impact.Apply theatrical skills skilfully and effectively to realise artistic intentions.Demonstrate wide breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding in developing and performing drama, using specialist terminology accurately and effectively.Produce perceptive and well informed critical analysis and evaluation of drama seen and made.
Grade 7Develop creative ideas for performance outcomes that communicate meaning(s) with emerging assurance and impact.Apply theatrical skills proficiently and effectively to realise artistic intentions.Demonstrate breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding in developing and performing drama, using specialist terminology accurately and effectively.Produce proficient and well informed critical analysis and structured evaluation of drama seen and made.
Grade 6Develop creative ideas for performance outcomes that communicate meaning(s) with confidence.Apply theatrical skills confidently and effectively to realise artistic intentions.Demonstrate competent knowledge and understanding of developing and performing drama using specialist terminology appropriately.Produce detailed and well informed critical analysis and structured evaluation of drama seen and made.
Grade 5Develop clear and coherent ideas for performance outcomes that communicate meaning(s) effectively.Apply theatrical skills competently and coherently to realise artistic intentions.Demonstrate secure knowledge and understanding of developing and performing drama using specialist terminology appropriately.Produce detailed and coherent analysis and evaluation of drama seen and made.
Grade 4Develop competent ideas for performance outcomes that communicate meaning(s) effectively.Apply sound theatrical skills coherently to realise artistic intentions on most occasions.Demonstrate emerging knowledge and understanding of developing and performing drama using specialist terminology appropriately.Produce sound and competent analysis and evaluation of drama seen and made.
Grade 3Develop adequate ideas for performance outcomes that communicate meaning(s) effectively.Apply adequate theatrical skills coherently to realise artistic intentions on some occasions.Demonstrate a fair knowledge and understanding of developing and performing drama using specialist terminology appropriately.Produce some sound and competent analysis and evaluation of drama seen and made.
Grade 2Develop some ideas for performance outcomes that communicate straightforward meaning(s).Apply theatrical skills with some effect to realise some of the artistic intentions.Demonstrate a basic awareness of developing and performing drama, with some use of specialist terminology.Describe and comment simply on drama seen and made.
Grade 1Develop some ideas for performance outcomes that communicate some meaning(s).Apply theatrical skills with basic effect some of the time to realise some of the artistic intentions.Demonstrate some awareness of developing and performing drama, with occasional use of specialist terminology.Describe drama seen and made.
GoldDevelop occasional ideas for performance outcomes that communicate some meaning(s).Begin to understand what theatre skills are and note when others use them. Demonstrate some awareness of developing and performing drama, have an understanding of some key drama words.Describe elements of drama seen and made, general emphasis on key moments.
SilverWork with the ideas of others for performance outcomes that communicate some meaning(s).Begin to understand what some theatre skills are and note when others use them. Demonstrate some awareness of developing and performing drama, without specialist terminology.Describe some elements of drama seen and made.
BronzeWork with the ideas of others for performance outcomes that communicate some basic ideas or meanings.Use own emotions and understanding of human behaviour to create and perform.Demonstrate some awareness of performing basic drama, without specialist terminology.Describe some elements of drama either seen or made (generally one or the other).

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