Drama - NCEA Level 1
Teacher in Charge: Mrs K. Trigger
Students will work in small groups to create performances and presentations throughout the year. They will explore melodrama, NZ theatre and create their own scenes as well as work with scripted pieces. All assessments are done internally and require both performance work and written tasks.
Students begin the year working on Drama 1.1 - Apply drama techniques in a dramatic context will be assessed in Week 6.
Students will begin work on Drama 1.5 The Pohutukawa Tree - an analysis of a class NZ play
Students will complete work on Drama 1.5 The Pohutukawa Tree due in Week 2.
Drama 1.6 - Perform an acting role in a scripted production. This is a whole class play and students will work through the theatre process from casting, rehearsing and performance. Students perform to an invited audience, usually junior classes, and family are welcome to come and view the work. They will perform at the end of the term.
Students will then work on Drama 1.4 - Use features of a drama/theatre form in a performance. The class will be exploring Victorian Melodrama and students will present a script that allows them to show their understanding of Melodramatic acting techniques.
Students will work on Drama 1.2 - Devise and perform a drama to be assessed in Term 4, where they create their own scene to fit a given topic.
Students will rehearse and present their work for Drama 1.2 - Devise and perform a Dramatic scene.
Recommended Prior Learning
Completion of Year 10 Drama, 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 InformationAll assessments are done internally. There are no exams in this course.
Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.
Term: 3, Week: 2
Term: 1, Week: 9
Term: 2, Week: 6
Term: 3, Week: 8
Term: 4, Week: 3