VCE Drama and Theatre Studies Numbers 2005-2009

If you teach VCE Drama and/or Theatre Studies in the final two years of high school in metropolitan Melbourne or regional Victoria, have you ever wondered how many students are enrolled in these subjects and the difference between the two? Well, I did a bit of research and have a 5-year trend outlined below:

Drama

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

Unit 1

1998

2031

2361

2337

2644

Unit 2

1895

1909

2268

2279

2569

Unit 3

1500

1707

1833

1906

1910

Unit 4

1432

1641

1738

1825

1826

Theatre Studies

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

Unit 1

931

943

923

1160

1063

Unit 2

872

973

882

1144

1089

Unit 3

1053

1003

1038

1096

1161

Unit 4

1032

969

1007

1058

1101

Source: Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority

Actual trends in the past five years indicate Unit 3 & 4 Theatre Studies numbers have remained constant, while Drama enrollments at the same level have clearly dropped each year (over 20% decline from 1910 students in Unit 3 in 2005 to just 1500 in 2009). While Unit 3 & 4 enrollments are less than numbers in Unit 1 & 2 in Drama over all five years, interestingly in three years (2007, 2008, 2009) numbers in VCE Theatre Studies have actually increased in Unit 3, compared to Unit 2.

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1 Response

  1. Borbs says:

    Alarming!

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