Calendar of Events:

DramaWest runs multiple professional development events throughout the year. Below is our current calendar of events for 2021. Please check back here regularly, as we may add events from time to time and update upcoming events.


Upcoming DramaWest Masterclass

Emerge Graphic- ATAR Drama Masterclass- 15 June- Final


Date: Tuesday 15 June
Time: 4.45 pm to 6.45 pm
Registration: 4.30 pm

Venue: The Hub Auditorium – Shenton College
227 Stubbs Terrace, SHENTON PARK, WA 6008
(Specific directions and parking information will be emailed out to participants)


Masterclass Overview:

With a focus on Section 2: Extended Response of the ATAR Drama written examination, attendees will be offered the following experiences throughout this masterclass session:

  • Explore student work samples and be given the opportunity to unpack, assess and moderate these with experienced ATAR Drama Educators.
  • Collaboratively deconstruct extended response written examination questions and associated marking keys as well as exploring helpful hints, tips and tricks on how to effectively prepare Drama students for their written assessments.
  • Unpack and explore resources for the following texts from the Year 12 ATAR Drama set text list:
    • Australian Texts:
      • A Beautiful Life by Michael Futcher and Helen Howard (Unit 4)
      • When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell (Unit 4)
    • World Texts:
      • The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht (Unit 3)
      • The Visit: A Tragic Comedy by Friedrich Durrenmatt (Unit 4)
    • 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.

If possible, all workshop participants who are currently teaching Year 12 ATAR Drama are asked to have their students complete a rehearsed extended response and bring their own anonymous, unmarked work samples to utilise within the masterclass. This will focus on the 2019 Written Examination, Question 6: Director question (see below for precise instructions, links and additional information).


Registration:

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  • $15 for current members
  • $45 for non-members
  • $25 webinar for non-members (this option is free for current members)

Resources provided for participants:

  • Tea, coffee and light refreshments
  • The 2019 written examination marking key will be available for reference across the session.
  • Resources for the four set texts listed above
  • Access to the set texts listed above
  • Access to the 2019 and 2020 DramaWest Good Answer Guides

What to bring:

  • Coffee Cup
  • 2020 DramaWest Study Companion (if you have one)
    • Copies of the DramaWest 2019 Good Answers Guide and 2020 Study Companion will be available for purchase at the event if you would like to purchase a copy.
  • Unmarked responses completed by three of your Year 12 ATAR Drama students (A, B, C level if possible) for the 2019 written examination, Section 2- Extended Response- Question 6: Director (see below for more information).
  • Writing instruments
  • Laptop/device
  • Any resources that you may have for either of the following set texts:
    • A Beautiful Life by Michael Futcher and Helen Howard (Unit 4)
    • When the Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell (Unit 4)
    • The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht (Unit 3)
    • The Visit: A Tragic Comedy by Friedrich Durrenmatt (Unit 4).

Student Work Sample Instructions:

If you are attending this masterclass and do not currently teach Year 12 ATAR Drama, or your students are unable to complete this rehearsed response, please email through to info@dramawest.com to let the team know that you would like us to provide you with a copy of student samples to utilise within the workshop.