12DRA

12 Drama

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Druitt

This course prepares students for NCEA Level 2. Students will:

  • Learn acting technique, focusing on the theories of Stanislavski and Laban
  • Take on a role in a significant production to a public audience
  • Study a theatre style e.g. - Brechtian theatre to contrast with naturalism
  • Explore devised theatre, where students will create their own, original drama around a topic or text
  • Sit a written external examination in which students demonstrate their understanding of drama within live performances they have seen

The Year 12 production requires commitment from students outside of class time. They should be prepared to commit to a weekend rehearsal and 3 evenings for performance. The dates of the out-of-class rehearsals will be provided at the start of the year.

Students will be offered the opportunity to attend a range of performances in preparation for writing critical responses required in their external examination. They will also view performances that have been video recorded. Students maintain an ongoing digital folder of written work in order to prepare for this examination and keep reflective records of their work. 

Recommended Prior Learning

No prerequisites.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

$55 for optional theatre visits.

Description Type Value
Theatre Viewing Voluntary $55.00
$55.00

Pathway

The course leads to Year 13 Drama and Drama Scholarship and University and Performing Arts Courses such as the National School of Dance and Drama, Toi Whakaari (BA.and Diploma in Stage Technology), Auckland and Victoria University Drama degrees, Unitec Stage, Screen Arts or Theatre Technology degrees. It also feeds into AUT Bachelor of Communication Studies.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91214 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise an intention
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91216 v4
NZQA Info
Drama 2.4 - Use complex performance skills associated with a drama or theatre form or period
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91218 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a scripted production
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91219 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.7 - Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performance
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 9
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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Disclaimer

We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.