Introducing Unit Specifications and Unit Assessment Support Packs for Drama National 3 to 5
Unit Assessment of Drama Skills and Production Skills Assessments can be designed to provide evidence across more than one Unit or Outcome – combined assessments Flexible and open Evidence Requirements in Units Greater range of techniques and methodologies for assessment – exemplified and encouraged through Unit assessment support packages More opportunities to gather naturally occurring evidence – assessment as part of learning and teaching
Unit Structure National 3National 4National 5 Drama Skills Production Skills Added Value Unit
Key points: Drama Units National standards remain the same The Units have been written to feature the best approaches of the current Standard Grade Drama and Intermediate 1 and 2 Drama Units and Course assessment They all have a hierarchical Unit structure that provide progression from National 3 to Higher There is Added Value Unit assessment at National 4 increases personalisation and choice
National Standards SCQF level Current National Qualifications Replaced by New National Qualifications 1 and 2 Access 1 and Access 2National 1 and 2 3 Access 3 Standard Grade (Foundation Level) National 3 4 Standard Grade (General level) Intermediate 1 National 4 5 Standard Grade (Credit Level) Intermediate 2 National 5 6 HigherHigher (new) 7 Advanced HigherAdvanced Higher (new)
Unit Structure – example UnitProduction Skills (National 5) Outcome 2 The candidate will apply a range of production skills in drama Assessment Standards 1.Selecting appropriate ideas to develop a performance concept 2.Applying a range of production skills within a production 3.Evaluating their contribution to the drama and that of others
Unit Specifications Evidence Requirements Assessors should use their professional judgement, subject knowledge and experience, and understanding of their learners to determine the most appropriate ways to generate evidence Evidence could be gathered in combination with other Outcomes if possible, either from the Drama Skills Unit or the Production Skills Unit or from a combination of both. Evidence could also be gathered for individual Outcomes where appropriate.
Unit Specifications for Production Skills at National 5 For this Unit learners will be required to provide evidence of Production Skills by: generating ideas for a production concept analysing a range of production roles applying a range of production skills evaluating their own work and that of others The evidence generated from the above will be the body of evidence available for the purpose of internal assessment and verification.
Unit Assessment Support Packages - purpose UASPs can be used to: Assess your candidates Adapt for your own assessment programmes Help you develop your own assessments
UASPs – key features Valid from August 2013 Designed to encourage professional judgement Provide broad-based tasks – allow assessors to choose appropriate context and forms of evidence Exemplify a range of approaches to generating assessment evidence Give information on the type of evidence which could be gathered and how this is to be judged against Assessment Standards
Drama UASPs Package 1 Unit by Unit approach for Drama Skills and Production Skills at N3, N4 and N5 with discrete assessment tasks for each Unit Package 2 Unit by Unit approach for Drama Skills and Production Skills at N3, N4 and N5 with exemplification of specific task for each Unit Package 3 Combined approach for Drama Skills and Production Skills at N3, N4 and N5
National 4 Drama Performance Added Value Unit Builds on current Course assessment : Standard Grade and Intermediate 1 Provides breadth, challenge and application as outlined in Building the Curriculum 5 Involves accumulation, assimilation, integration and application of skills, knowledge and understanding; combining skills developed and applied in Drama Skills Unit and Production Skills Unit in a group performance context Controlled assessment – setting, conducting assessment in the centre following SQA guidelines
N4 AV Unit: Drama Performance (cont/d) Focus on challenge and application Unit Specification and Unit Assessment Support Packages available Internally assessed – on pass or fail basis, subject to external verification by SQA
N4 AV Unit: Drama Performance Outcome 1 Preparing for, participating in and reflecting on a small-scale drama performance in a selected role by : Assessment Standards: 1.1 Selecting ideas showing and understanding of social and cultural influences on drama 1.2 Selecting and applying skills and knowledge appropriate to the selected role 1.3 Carrying out their selected role effectively 1.4 Reflecting on their work and that of others
Moving on Workshop 1 and 2 will give you the opportunity to look at the Unit Specifications and Unit Assessment Support Packages in detail.