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Qualifications Update: National 5 Drama Qualifications Update: National 5 Drama
Developing qualifications - drivers Progression – provide progression from Es & Os and maximise continuity between levels More open and flexible requirements – fewer, broader outcomes, more focus on skills Assessment which supports learning - open evidence requirements – choice of assessment approaches – opportunities for combined assessment Refreshed and relevant contexts for learning, providing challenge and enjoyment Personalisation and Choice – in content/contexts for Units - Added Value Unit at National 4 – coursework assessment at National 5 Robust and credible – current high standards in qualifications will be maintained
has a hierarchical Unit structure that provides progression from National 3 to Higher provides opportunities for learners to be inspired and creatively challenged in generating and communicating their thoughts and ideas in creating drama focuses on the development and use of drama and production skills to present drama and develops a knowledge of social and cultural influences on drama provides opportunities to build challenging, coherent and enjoyable progression through all levels provides opportunities to select a role in either acting or production at National 5 and either acting or production or design at Higher and Advanced Higher. has added value assessments that provide personalisation and choice in performances at National 4, National 5 and Higher. Question papers also provide added value at National 5 and Higher Key points
Course Structure National 3National 4National 5 Drama Skills Unit Drama: Production Skills Unit Added Value Unit Drama Performance Component 1 question paper 40 marks Component 2 performance 60 marks Total marks 100 marks
New Quality Assurance arrangements Will cover new National 1 to National 5 from 2013/14 New arrangements will promote shared understanding of national standards through a collaborative and partnership approach New Nominee role - provides a pool of nationally trained experts Intense verification in the first 3 years, then an intelligence led approach will be adopted Verification in Nov/Dec, Feb and Apr/May - allows for early identification of issues and support/guidance to be given
Assessment Support Schedule 2012/13 Oct 12 N3 to N5 Unit Assessment Support (Package 1) Feb 13 N3 to N5 Unit Assessment Support (Package 2) Feb 13 N5 Specimen Question Paper Apr 13 N3 to N5 Unit Assessment Support (Package 3) Apr 13 N5 Specimen Coursework Apr 13 N4 Added Value Assessment Support
Drama National 5 Unit Assessment Package 1 Course Assessment Drama National 5 Unit Assessment Package 1 Course Assessment
Unit assessment Flexible and open Assessment Standards and Evidence Requirements in Units Greater range of techniques and methodologies for assessment – encouraged through Unit assessment support packages Assessments can be designed to provide evidence across more than one outcome or Unit – combined assessments More opportunities to gather naturally occurring evidence – assessment as part of learning and teaching
Unit Assessment Support packages – purpose Assessment support packages will be provided which you can use to: Assess your candidates Adapt for your own assessment programmes Help you develop your own assessments
Unit Assessment Support packages – 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 Show 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
Unit assessment support packages - approaches Package 1 Unit by Unit approach – discrete assessment tasks for each Unit Package 2 Unit by Unit approach – discrete assessment tasks for each Unit with specific exemplar tasks Package 3 Combined approach – groups Outcomes and Assessment Standards from different Units
Assessment Package 1 Drama SkillsProduction Skills Covers Outcomes and Assessment Standards. Describes how the Assessment Standards may be met. Uses practical tasks to guide the process of planning, researching and devising drama. Covers Outcomes and Assessment Standards. Describes how the Assessment Standards may be met. Uses practical tasks to guide the process of analysing and applying a range of production skills.
Key Issues Practical drama and production skills. Qualitative assessment focus using naturally occurring evidence where appropriate. Standards comparable/aligned to existing Drama qualifications and approaches.
Drama Skills Planning, researching and devising drama Responding to stimuli to create drama Working with others Drama Production Skills Knowledge and understanding of production skills Use production skills to enhance drama Present a production concept as an actor or in a production role. The Units
Drama Added Value Assessments: - National 5 Course Assessment - National 4 Added Value Unit
Adding Value – National 4, National 5 Each Course at National 4 and National 5 includes assessment of Added Value For National 4, the added value is in an Added Value Unit - not graded For National 5, the added value is in the Course Assessment - graded A - D (as at present)
Added Value Makes the Course more than the sum of its parts Builds on current Course assessment and Group Award approaches Defined as breadth, challenge and/or application as outlined in Building the Curriculum 5 May involve accumulation, assimilation, integration and/or application of skills, knowledge and understanding Uses 7 defined assessment methods (there usually two of these)
Controlled Assessment Where the assessment method is not a question paper, SQA has introduced the concept of controlled assessment to ensure fairness and reliability 3 stages of assessment: Setting, Conducting, Marking the assessment Each will have a defined level of control: SQA-led activity, Shared responsibility between SQA and centres, Centre-led Subject-specific decisions, but mostly SQA-led activity in initial years
National 5 – Drama 2 components: Performance Question Paper
National 5 – Drama Question Paper Worth 40 marks (40% of total mark) Section A – personal evaluation Section B – response to stimulus
National 5 – Drama Performance Worth 60 marks (60% of total mark) An acting role or a production role Support Log
National 4 Added Value Unit Drama Performance Prepare for, participate in and reflect on a small- scale devised drama performance in a selected role. Participate in either an acting or production role.
National 4 Added Value Unit Drama Performance set by centres within SQA guidelines application of learning and applied skills from across the Course evidence will be internally marked by centre staff in line with SQA guidelines marked on a pass/fail basis