Level 2 Drama
The standards offered in this course may be altered at the discretion of the Head of Department.
Level 2 Drama allows students to develop their understanding and applications of drama techniques and conventions through a variety of practical assessments. Students will be exploring text and sub-text, interpreting dramatic meaning through the use of acting techniques, and investigating drama from a particular time period or genre. They will study Epic theatre and explore the theories of theatre practitioners such as Stanislavski and Bertolt Brecht.
As part of the Drama student’s external Drama Achievement standard, they are to view professional live theatre. In this course, students will view at least one live show a year. This is usually during school time and will cost approximately $30.
Recommended Prior Learning
Students should have gained at least 14 credits at Level 1 Drama including at least one external standard (based on Entrance Exams and Internal Assessment results), or at the discretion of the Teacher in Charge. A strong comprehension of oral and written English is recommended.
Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.
Courses will only run based on minimum entries
Selecting a course does not guarantee entry into this course
You may apply for an exemption if you do not meet the prerequisites of a course or if the course requires this for entry
Standards offered can be altered at the discretion of the HOF or HOD of the Department
Some standards in NCEA courses might be optional depending on student strengths