L3 Drama

L3DRAM
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Rowe

This course provides students with an opportunity to study all aspects of Drama.The ability to devise, script and perform their own work forms a central part of the course. Studying the Theatre of Politics or ‘Laban’ and play scripts relevant to this genre is also a focus.

Public performance work forms an integral part of the course. Students will be required to complete written tasks alongside their practical projects.

This course will be assessed to 5 internal Achievement Standards, totalling 23 credits. Students may also be entered for an external standard offering 4 credits. Drama is a university approved subject. Scholarship Drama is also available.


Course Overview

Term 1
Perform a scripted extract, using Drama Techniques
Devise a performance to realize an intention, using Drama Elements and Conventions

Term 2
Script a 1 act play
Study and perform in the style of Theater of Politics/Laban

Term 3
Perform in a significant production in front of a live audience

Term 4
External preparation

Course Costs

NB: Approx $100 may be required during the year to pay for various theatre trips (NOT COMPULSORY).


Required Prior Learning

Entry is subject to approval by the HOD. Students who have studied Drama at NCEA L2 will be advantaged.


Course Credit Information

This course is eligible for Course Endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91512 v2 Drama 3.1 - Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91513 v2 Drama 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept
3
I
5
Y
*
A.S. 91515 v2 Drama 3.4 - Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91517 v2 Drama 3.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a significant production
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91518 v3 Drama 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance
3
E
4
Y
4w *
A.S. 91519 v2 Drama 3.8 - Script a drama suitable for live performance
3
I
5
Y
5w *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 27

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 27 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 23 credits.