DRA2

Drama Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Matua A. Paora-Quirk

Drama Level 2

Drama at all senior levels is about 80% creating, crafting, devising, rehearsing, demonstrating and performing. The other 20% is research, reflecting and writing. Drama at Level 2 is about ‘understanding’. This means making informed decisions about your performances, making connections to theatre of the past and thinking perceptively about the world you live in. You will build on your skills, develop depth and experiment with other methods of performance. 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 Theatre Form and Technique.
As students have studied the use of voice, body, movement and space at Level 1, they will be exposed to new levels of technique.
Using these developed skills, students will examine Shakespearean plays and then choose scenes to perform.

Term 2
Devising Drama.
Students will collaborate to devise an original performance.

Term 3
Putting on a show.
Students will work together, under direction, to create a performance of a full scripted play for an invited audience.

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

Recommended Prior Learning


Preferably you will have completed Level 1 Drama, but if you have great attendance and a proven willingness to participate then you may be accepted at the HOD Drama’s discretion. 





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 18 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.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91213 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.1 - Apply drama techniques in a scripted context
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91214 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise an intention
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91216 v4
NZQA Info
Drama 2.4 - Use complex performance skills associated with a drama or theatre form or period
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91218 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a scripted production
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91219 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.7 - Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performance
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 13
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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