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Grade Ladder – Drama
Grade Descriptor
9 Advanced characterisation skills.
Individual performance is sophisticated, fully coherent and with an advanced application of performance skills. A captivating performance sustained throughout the piece.
An advanced realisation of the form.
Uses highly relevant aspects of the practitioner/genre style to successfully realise artistic intention.
Demonstrates an advanced involvement in the developmental process with a creative and imaginative input that has a far reaching benefit to both their own work and the work of others. A comprehensive depth of knowledge and understanding with sophisticated use of specialist terminology. Offers perceptive and well informed critical analysis and evaluation of drama seen and made.
8 Outstanding characterisation skills.
Individual performance is sophisticated, fully coherent and with an outstanding application of performance skills. A highly engaging and sensitive performance sustained throughout the piece.
An outstanding realisation of the form.
Uses highly relevant aspects of the practitioner/genre style to successfully realise artistic intention.
Demonstrates an outstanding involvement in the developmental process with a creative and imaginative input that has a significant benefit to both their own work and the work of others. Extensive depth of knowledge and understanding with outstanding use of specialist terminology. Offers perceptive and well informed critical analysis and evaluation of drama seen and made.
7 Excellent characterisation skills.
Individual performance is mature and highly effective, coherent and with an excellent application of performance skills. An engaging performance sustained throughout the piece.
An excellent realisation of the form.
Uses relevant aspects of the practitioner/genre style to successfully realise artistic intention.
Demonstrates an excellent involvement in the developmental process with an imaginative input that has a benefit to both their own work and the work of others. An assured depth of knowledge and understanding with excellent use of specialist terminology. Offers some perceptive and well informed critical analysis and evaluation of drama seen and made.
6 Secure characterisation skills.
Individual performance is effective, coherent and with a secure application of performance skills. An appropriate performance sustained throughout the piece.
A secure realisation of the form.
Uses aspects of the practitioner/genre style to effectively realise artistic intention.
Demonstrates a good involvement in the developmental process. Creative and imaginative input that benefits their own work and some of the work of others. Secure knowledge and understanding across a broad range of drama elements. Solid grasp of specialist terminology. Offers pertinent critical analysis and evaluation of drama seen and made.
5 Competent characterisation skills.
Individual performance communicates consistent character making specific choices to understand the role. Competent physical and vocal skills with a sustained interaction with others and the audience.
A competent realisation of the form.
Uses some aspects of the practitioner/genre style to realise some artistic intentions.
Demonstrates an adequate involvement in the developmental process. Some creative and imaginative input that impacts on their own work but has little impact on the work of others. Competent knowledge and understanding across a range of drama elements. Adequate grasp of specialist terminology. Offers critical analysis and evaluation of drama seen and made.
4 Developing characterisation skills.
Individual performance communicates an evolving character, making choices to understand the role. Expanding physical and vocal skills with a coherent interaction with others and the audience.
A developing realisation of the form.
Developing some aspects of the practitioner/genre style to begin to realise some artistic intention.
Demonstrates a limited involvement in the developmental process. Inclined towards accepting creative ideas made by others with a limited understanding of their relevance to the intended performance. A developing body of knowledge and understanding with an evolving grasp of specialist terminology. Offers some critical analysis and evaluation of drama seen and made.
3 Emerging characterisation skills.
Individual performance communicates character and some understanding of the role. Emerging variation in physical and vocal skills. There is clear interaction with others and some communication with the audience.
An emerging realisation of the form.
Active participation in some aspects of the practitioner/genre style.
Demonstrates a limited involvement in the developmental process. Accepting creative ideas made by others with limited understanding of their relevance to the intended performance. Emerging knowledge and understanding with some use of specialist terminology. Offers some simple critical analysis and evaluation of drama seen and made.
2 Foundation characterisation skills.
Individual performance is simple and has a suggestion of character. Foundation skills both physically and vocally are attempted. There is some interaction with others.
An attempted realisation of the form.
Participates in some aspects of the practitioner/genre style.
Demonstrates minimal involvement in the developmental process. Little attempt is made to engage with the creative ideas made by others. An elementary depth of knowledge and understanding of drama terminology. An ability to identify qualities in a performance that they personally find effective.
1 Basic characterisation skills.
Individual performance is simple and communicates a notional character. A basic physical and vocal approach to the piece is employed. There is a basic interaction with others.
A basic realisation of the form.
Incidental participation in aspects of the practitioner/genre style.
Demonstrates incidental involvement in the developmental process. Basic knowledge and understanding of drama terminology. 

 

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