2020 Practical Good Answers Guide


DramaWest is delighted to announce the release of the Practical Good Answers Guide for 2020. Teachers and students will be able to view three candidates as they engage with the Practical Drama ATAR Examination. Each video contains a complete performance with detailed commentary and feedback. This guide also includes interviews with the candidates on how they best prepared for their practical examination.

Annotations and notes have been developed by experienced drama educators with clear advice to teachers and students about making the most of these performance materials. Teachers will receive a USB drive with high definition videos that can be aired in class for further study or at home by students.

Please be aware that DramaWest Incorporated holds full copyright for these materials. We ask that you purchase additional copies of the Practical GAG should you wish to share them further. Breaking copyright will make these materials near impossible to produce in the future. It is small organisations like DramaWest Incorporated who suffer the greatest impact.

2020 Good Answers Study Guide


DramaWest is proud to present the 2020 Study Companion for the 2019 Good Answers Guide. This study companion is designed to assist you in preparing for your Drama ATAR Written Examination.

Using the 2018 Drama ATAR Written Examination, activities have been designed to extend your knowledge and guide you to apply skills that you will require for future written examinations.

Good Answer samples from the 2019 Drama ATAR Written Examination have been included to encourage you to consider how candidates have responded in past questions and identify the key successful elements within each response.

Primary and Secondary Drama Masterclass Afternoon

DramaWest Masterclass Afternoon Invite

Date: Thursday 29 October

Time: 4.30-6.30 pm (4.15 pm registration)

Venue: Aranmore Catholic College
41 Franklin Street Leederville, WA 6007
(a precise venue map and building location will be emailed to those who register)

Join us for an afternoon of Primary and Secondary Drama workshops, plus networking opportunities.

This event caters for both Primary and Secondary teachers with two workshops running simultaneously.

Primary Workshop:

Keep an eye out on our ‘DramaWest- Primary based Arts Education’ Facebook page for your chance to help shape the focus of this session that will be led by experienced Primary Drama Specialists.

More information will be emailed out to members, attendees and shared on our Facebook page.

At the conclusion of the session, there will be an opportunity to share resources, strategies and approaches from your own repertoire with other attendees should you wish to do so.

Please note that there is a WebEx option for the Primary session for attendees who are not able to attend in person. Please select this option when purchasing your ticket and details on how to access the event will be emailed to you.

Secondary Workshop:

With a focus on the ATAR Drama written short response component, attendees will be provided with student work samples and be given the opportunity to unpack, assess and moderate these with an experienced ATAR Drama Educator.

The session will also involve a collaborative approach to deconstructing written examination questions and associated marking keys as well as exploring helpful hints, tips and tricks on how to effectively prepare a Drama student for their written assessments.

At the conclusion of the session, there will be an opportunity to share resources, strategies and approaches from your own repertoire with other attendees should you wish to do so.

Email us at info@dramawest.com or visit our Facebook group page.