DRA1

Drama Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Matua A. Paora-Quirk

Drama Level 1

Drama is a practical subject, which means students learn by doing. It will allow students to build confidence in themselves, develop time management skills, improve their performance skills and learn personal and interpersonal skills such as cooperation, communication, self-discipline and creative thinking. We create a safe and fun environment to explore concepts in our society, in world history and in our own thinking. Students who have a career interest in lighting, sound, costume or stage makeup should look at the Theatre Staging and Media course.








Course Overview

Term 1
Study of Drama Techniques, including use of voice, body, movement and space.
The student will use these in a performance for assessment.

Term 2
Study of Theatre Form.
A Shakespearean play is studied and then scenes are performed.

Term 3
Devising Drama.
Students will collaborate to devise an original performance.

Term 4
Term 4 will be an opportunity to catch up on internal assessments and assist with Level 2 or 3 performances.
For those who have chosen to do the external assessment, term 4 is for preparation for the external.

Recommended Prior Learning


Drama in Year 10 is ideal, but if you are willing to participate fully and have great attendance then we will usually accept you. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students must have ‘Performance Blacks’ – black t-shirt and pants to be worn for assessment pieces.

There may be a trip to see live theatre. We keep the cost down as much as possible.

Assessment Information

There are 4 internal assessments for a total of 17 credits.
There is the option to do an external assessment for a further 4 credits.

Pathway

This is a very practical acting course that can lead to the obvious careers of acting, script writing and directing in theatre and film. But, drama skills are effective tools in careers such as law, management, teaching, music performance and any leadership role.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90006 v6
NZQA Info
Drama 1.1 - Apply drama techniques in a dramatic context
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90011 v7
NZQA Info
Drama 1.7 - Demonstrate understanding of the use of drama aspects within live performance
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90997 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 1.2 - Devise and perform a drama
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90999 v4
NZQA Info
Drama 1.4 - Use features of a drama/theatre form in a performance
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91000 v3
NZQA Info
Drama 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of a significant play
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 21
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 21
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Courses outlined will only be available if sufficient students wish to take them AND appropriate staff are available to teach them. Courses that do not run may be offered through distance learning and be supported by the Distance Learning Department.


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