Drama 7–10

Students engage in experiential learning, exploring and appreciating the artistic and creative processes needed to make and perform drama for an audience.

Sample scope and sequences

The sample scope and sequence documents provide teachers with overviews for programming and assessment in drama.

Sample assessment tasks

Elements of drama

Elements of drama poster and brief animated video are available to print, play and display in your classroom via the links below.


Watch the elements of drama video (04:54).

Elements of drama



Devising with text is a Stage 5 program that addresses the practice of making through the compulsory context – 'playbuilding', using text as a stimulus.


CApture student filmmaking

Writing about performance

A Stage 5 resource to develop students' skills in writing critically, descriptively and reflectively about performance in dance and drama.

To access this resource visit writing about performance.

Other teaching and learning resources

Teachers can use the logbook guide (DOCX 80.4 KB) to establish a learning dialogue with students and gain insight into engagement with making and appreciating outcomes. This student-centred resource provides answers to common questions about the function of the drama logbook and scaffolds experiential learning through meaningful logbook reflection for Years 9 and 10.

The KASCA drama framework breaks down the core components of the elements of drama, drama practices and drama context into a series of lesson sequences. All lesson sequences come with ready-to-use differentiated learning and teaching resources and are available in an online format in this section and an e-book version (PDF 5.219 KB) that can be downloaded to your smart device.

To support the teaching and learning of the 7-10 syllabus and literacy needs of students, these units of work will provide guidance and assistance to help teachers meet the literacy demands within the drama classroom. The 'IMAGinE this' units of work, support teachers to integrate picture books, graphic novels and slam poetry to enhance their drama teaching and programming. It provides examples of learning activities in drama with suggested activities for approaching drama in English.

To access this teaching and learning support visit IMAGinE on the Literacy in creative arts webpage.

u.b.do is a five week innovative teaching and learning program that responds to the issue of digital citizenship. Through the program, students will become more self-aware of the responsibilities and roles of living in and surviving in both an online and human-centred world, by participating in digital and collaborative learning experiences.

To access this resource visit u.b.do.

Student guided online learning sequences to support learning from home or in the classroom.

Students are guided in completing a short investigation and submitting a brief report and reflection.

Educational resources for Stage 4 and 5 Drama


Further information and teaching support is available on NSW drama 7–10 Syllabus (2003).


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