DRA8

Drama - NCEA Level 3

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Trigger

The course covers: script interpretation; devising and using elements and conventions; solo, or duo and group, performances; performing an acting role in a production; theatre genre study; analysis and critical reflection of drama processes.

All assessments are done internally and require both performance work and written tasks. This course is designed to further develop students practical skills in Drama as well as explore a variety of Theatre genres.

This is an approved subject for University Entrance.

Course Overview

Term 1
Students will begin the year working on Drama 3.1 - Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance. They can choose to work individually or in pairs and will present a short scripted scene.

Students will begin working on Drama 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept. They will work in small groups to create a scene based on a set topic. They will be assessed on how effectively they communicate an idea to the audience using storytelling techniques and technologies such as lighting. This piece will be assessed in Term Two.

Term 2
Drama 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept will be assessed in Week 3.

Students will work towards Drama 3.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a significant production which will be assessed at the end of term 2. they will work as a whole class and go through the theatre process from casting, rehearsing and performing. They will perform to an invited audience, and family are welcome to attend.

Term 3
Students work towards Drama 3.4 - Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period. They explore the various acting techniques of a theatre form and are required to perform short scenes to show their understanding of this theatre form. Students will work in small groups.

Students will begin working on Drama 3.8 - Script a drama suitable for live performance. They will work individually to write their own script to fit a set brief. The scripts will not be required to be fully performed, but students will need to have other students do a rehearsed reading of the script to give a sense of what it might look like on stage. This task is due in Term 4

Term 4
Students will be required to complete their written script and rehearsed reading for Drama 3.8 - Script a drama suitable for live performance by Week 3.

Recommended Prior Learning

14 credits NCEA Level 2 Drama and 80% attendance record due to group activities or with approval of Head of Drama. Students may have participated in performance work outside of school that may help them prepare, or activities within school such as speech-making, debating and other performance opportunities would also help with preparedness. Students need to be confidently willing to work with others, create and memorise scripts and perform on stage.

Assessment Information

All assessments are done internally. There are no exams in this course.

Pathway

NCEA Level Drama is useful for any student considering a career that requires public speaking, working with others, and creative thinking.
It can lead specifically to performance careers as well as the theatre industries such as lighting, and stage management

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 23 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

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 6

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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 3

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

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 7

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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

A.S. 91519 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.8 - Script a drama suitable for live performance
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5w *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 3

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 23
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 18
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23

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.

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