12DRAM

Level 2 Drama

Course Description

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.


Pathway

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.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91219 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.7 - Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performance
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91218 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a scripted production
2
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91217 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.5 - Examine the work of a playwright
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91216 v4
NZQA Info
Drama 2.4 - Use complex performance skills associated with a drama or theatre form or period
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91215 v3
NZQA Info
Drama 2.3 - Discuss a drama or theatre form or period with reference to a text
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
Total Credits
21
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