9DRAM

Year 9 Drama

Course Description

This course provides students with an introduction to Drama and Theatre Studies. Topics covered include Improvisation, Devising and Physical Theatre, using music, myth and images as stimulus. 

The course aims to build confidence in students, and enable them to consider how meaning can be created and ideas can be expressed in a variety of ways.

There is an emphasis on group work and strong attendance is required to ensure individual and group success.

Recommended Prior Learning


Subject

Level 

Recommendations

Year 9 Drama


Open entry.

Year 10 Drama


Open entry.

Previous Drama experience is an advantage.

Level 1 Drama

1

10 Drama or at the discretion of the HoD. 

A strong comprehension of oral and written English is recommended. 

Level 2 Drama

2

14 credits in Level 1 Drama including at least one external standard (based on Entrance Exams and Internal Assessment results), or at the discretion of the HoD.

Level 3 Drama

3

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 HoD.




Pathway

Assessment Information

Drama Techniques Performance
Devising Performance

Disclaimer

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