L3 Drama

L3DRAM
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Rowe

Required Prior Learning

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



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
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

Learning Areas:

Drama / Performing Arts Technologies / Dance


Assessment Procedures
Course Costs

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