Level 3 Drama
The standards offered in this course may be altered at the discretion of the Head of Department.
In Level 3 Drama, students will interpret a diverse range of scripted drama and devise their own pieces for performance. Students view and reflect on the effectiveness of live theatre, will analyse classical and contemporary drama scripts and adapt the conventions of Absurdist theatre to their own stagecraft. They will also research and apply the theories of drama practitioners such as Artaud and Beckett.
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 must have gained at least 14 credits in Level 2 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: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 22
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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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