DRA6

Drama - NCEA Level 1

Course Description

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.


Course Overview

Term 1
Students begin the year working on 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.

Term 2
Students will work on Drama 1.2 - Devise and perform a drama to be assessed in Week 6, where they create their own scene to fit a given topic.

Students will begin work on Drama 1.1 - Apply drama techniques in a dramatic context. This requires them to work in small groups and perform a short script. They will need to demonstrate their use of Drama techniques. They will complete the assessment for this in term 3.

Term 3
Drama 1.1 - Apply drama techniques in a dramatic context will be assessed in Week 2.

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 end the term working on Drama 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of a significant play. They will read and explore The Pohutukawa Tree by Bruce Mason and begin creating an inidvidual presentation on it.

Term 4
Students will present Drama 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of a significant play in Week 3.

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.

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: 22 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 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

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 2

A.S. 90009 v6
NZQA Info
Drama 1.6 - Perform an acting role in a scripted production
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 9

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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 6

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

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8

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

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 3

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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