THEATRE ARTS EXAMINATION FORMAT FORM FOUR
019 THEATRE ARTS (For School Candidates Only)
This examination format is a revised version of the 2008 format. The format is based on the Theatre Arts for Ordinary level Syllabus which was issued in 2008.
In this format, emphasis is on assessing the students’ competences by considering more the higher order thinking skills.
However, the examination content remain unchanged despite the adjustment in the format.
2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES
The examination will measure the extent to which candidates can:
2.1 describe the elements of personal and national culture;
2.2 demonstrate various skills in Theatre Arts, elements of Theatre Arts and forms of Theatre Arts;
2.3 apply performing techniques in African theatrical performance;
2.4 demonstrate skills of Theatre production;
2.5 describe the contemporary Theatre practices in Tanzania; and
2.6 analyse the cross-cutting issues, their impact upon the society and intervention to be made to enhance Theatre Arts.
3.0 GENERAL COMPETENCES
The examination will measure the candidates’ ability to:
3.1 demonstrate an understanding of cultural expressions;
3.2 apply various skills and forms of Theatre Arts in communicating ideas; 3.3 use numerous performing techniques in African Theatre productions;
3.4 demonstrate and promote Theatre Arts works;
3.5 demonstrate skills necessary for a theatrical production;
3.6 show knowledge of contemporary Theatre practices in Tanzania;
3.7 analyse cross-cutting issues using Theatre Arts;
3.8 perform Theatre Arts works; and
3.9 provide intervention possibilities through Theatre Arts.
4.0 EXAMINATION RUBRIC
This paper will be a three (3) hours. The paper will consist of sections A, B and C with a total of 10 questions. Candidates will be required to answer a total of nine (9) questions which will weigh 100 marks.
Section A will consist of two (2) questions. Question one (1) will comprise 15 multiple-choice items set from all topics of the syllabus.
Each item will weigh one (1) mark, making a total of 15 marks. Question two (2) will comprise five (5) matching items.
Each item will carry one (1) mark, making a total of five (5) marks. Candidates will be required to answer all the questions in this section. The section will weigh a total of 20 marks.
Section B will consist of five (5) short answer questions set from all the topics of the syllabus. Each question will carry 10 marks. Candidates will be required to answer all the questions. The section will weigh a total of 50 marks.
Section C will consist of three (3) essay questions set from all the topics of the syllabus. Candidates will be required to answer two (2) questions. Each question will weigh 15 marks, hence making a total of 30 marks.
5.0 EXAMINATION CONTENT
The candidates will be assessed on the following topics:
5.3 Theatre Arts
5.4 Theatre Arts practices in Tanzania
5.5 World Theatre practices
5.6 Performing techniques in African Theatre
5.7 Performing techniques in selecting non-African Theatre
5.8 Theatre production
5.9 Theatre for social change
5.10 Creation of Theatre performance
5.11 Contemporary Theatre Practices.