13DRA

13 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 3. Students will:

  • Develop their knowledge of acting technique by selecting and preparing a performance from one of two critically acclaimed NZ or international plays
  • Take on a role in a major production to a public audience
  • Research and analyse the social, historical and political world of several playwrights
  • Compare the works of different playwrights and theorists
  • Research, write and devise their own piece of drama in response to a person, event or topic
  • Sit a written external examination in which students demonstrate their understanding of drama within live performances they have seen

The Year 13 production requires considerable work outside of class time from students. They should be prepared to commit to a weekend for a rehearsal and 3 evenings for performance. The dates of these 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. 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

12 Drama or HOD approval by interview.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Approximately $55 for optional theatre trips.

Description Type Value
Theatre Viewing Voluntary $55.00
$55.00

Pathway

The course leads to 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: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91512 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.1 - Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91516 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the work of a drama or theatre theorist or practitioner
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91517 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a significant production
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91518 v3
NZQA Info
Drama 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 17
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 17
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 17
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 17

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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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.