Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Druitt
The course prepares students for NCEA Level 3. Students will:
- Develop their knowledge of acting technique by reading, selecting and preparing a performance from two or three 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 extra commitment from students. They should be prepared to commit 2 weekends and 3 evenings for performance. The dates of these out-of-class rehearsals will be provided at the start of the year.
Students will 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. Many of the internal assessments require written submissions of some complexity.
Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements
Approximately $55 for optional theatre trips.
Recommended Prior Learning
12 Drama or HOD approval by interview.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20
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.
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.