THEATRE ARTS FORM TWO NATIONAL ASSESSMENT (FTNA) FORMAT
019 THEATRE ARTS
This Form Two National Assessment (FTNA) format is a revised version of the Theatre Arts subject format issued by the National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) in 2017.
The format is based on the Theatre Arts Subject Syllabus for Secondary Education, issued in 2008.
Changes that have been made in this format are the improvement of the assessment rubric and the inclusion of a table of specifications.
Apart from these improvements, there is no change in the assessment content.
2.0 GENERAL OBJECTIVES
The assessment will test the extent to which students are able to:
2.1 understand their own culture, the elements of culture and national culture;
2.2 develop an understanding of art, forms of art, functions of art and differentiate the basic characteristics of the form of art;
2.3 develop an understanding and appreciation of Theatre, elements of Theatre arts and forms of Theatre arts;
2.4 understand theatre practices in Tanzania in different eras (precolonial and post-colonial era);
2.5 understand techniques of theatre performances from world theatre practices;
2.6 understand performing techniques in African theatre arts; and
2.7 understand techniques in selected non-African theatre arts.
3.0 GENERAL COMPETENCIES
The assessment will test students’ ability to:
<> respect norms, values and national symbols as ways of promoting national culture;
<> use techniques of theatre performances from world theatre practices;
<> create, demonstrate and perform African theatre and non African theatre;
<> demonstrate and promote Theatre Arts works; and
<> perform Theatre Arts works.
4.0 ASSESSMENT RUBRIC
There will be one (1) paper, which will take 1 2 2 hours. The paper will consist of sections A, B and C with a total of 10 questions. Students will be required to answer all the questions, which will weigh a total of 100 marks.
Section A will have two (2) questions. Question 1 will be a multiplechoice question with 10 items. Each item will carry one (1) mark, making a total of 10 marks.
Question 2 will be a matching items question, with five (5) items. Each item will carry one (1) mark, making a total of five (5) marks.
Hence, the section will weigh 15 marks.
Section B will consist of seven (7) short answer questions. Each question will weigh 10 marks, making a total of 70 marks. Section C will consist of one (1) essay question, carrying 15 marks.
5.0 ASSESSMENT CONTENTS
The following topics will be assessed:
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 selected non-African theatre