Level 3 Drama

13DRAM
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:


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.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91513 v2 Drama 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept
3
I
5
Y
*
A.S. 91514 v4 Drama 3.3 - Interpret a text from a prescribed playwright to demonstrate knowledge of a theatre form or period
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91515 v2 Drama 3.4 - Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91517 v2 Drama 3.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a significant production
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91518 v3 Drama 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance
3
E
4
Y
4w *
Total 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.

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

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