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What levels do you use for Drama at KS3?

Discussion in 'Drama and performing arts' started by elijahboo1, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. I work in a KS3 school. I trained as an English specialist, but moved into running a drama dept as my degree is in Drama. Anyway, from all the reading and research I've done into assessment at Key Stage, I can pretty certain that there are no statutory requirements to use specific levels. I have based my levels mainly on the Arts Council document 'Drama in Schools' and Kempe & Ashwell's too.
    Now, after setting up the dept 4 yrs ago, my Head is now insisting that I should be assessing
    using the English Speaking & Listening levels! I am not part of the English dept, and it doesn't matter how many times I read them over, I know that they are not relevent enough to assess what we do in Drama. Has anyone got anything they can say to stop me going into meltdown? My head's saying quite threatening things now, like 'well that's why I said we'd run a drama dept, so you could back up what we do in English' and I'm trying to explain that we DO but the levels really need adapting in order to properly assess the subject.
    Someone, please help a stressed drama teacher!

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