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 1.6 - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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