DRA3

Drama Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Matua A. Paora-Quirk

Drama Level 3

Drama at Level 3 is focused on students developing critical analysis skills to interpret meaning from the texts they study. Students will be expected to learn concepts from drama theorists to develop their ideas and devise their work. They will also be expected to show greater perception in their performance work and in their response to theatre that they see. Students who have a career interest in lighting, sound, costume or stage makeup should look at the Theatre Staging and Media course.



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





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 and 2, 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 devise an original solo performance.

Term 3
Putting on a show.
Students will work together, under direction, to prepare a full scripted play for public performance.

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

Recommended Prior Learning


Level 2 Drama. In special circumstances, where you have a great attendance record and you can prove good participation in class, you can be accepted without 201 Drama. 


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. 91512 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.1 - Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91513 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91515 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.4 - Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91517 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a significant production
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91518 v3
NZQA Info
Drama 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 17
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22

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.

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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