Drama 7-10

Students gain an understanding of the artistic and creative processes needed to make drama, as well as an appreciation of the nature of performance and the connection between performers and their audience.

Sample scope and sequence

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

Student logbook guide

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.

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

The transcript will be available soon.


Knowledge and skills creative arts (KASCA) drama framework

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.

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.

CApture student filmmaking resource

The CApture student filmmaking interactive resource guides Stage 5 creative arts students through the collaborative processes of filmmaking.

Teacher support guide for programming and assessment

A guide to support drama teachers in delivering CApture - a Stage 5 creative arts filmmaking resource.

CApture teacher support guide for programming and assessment in Stage 5 drama (DOCX 163 KB)

IMAGinE this

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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