12 Drama

12DRA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Druitt

The 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 major production to a public audience
  • Study a theatre style e.g. - Brechtian theatre to contrast with naturalism
  • Explore devised theatre, where students will write and create their own 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 considerable extra commitment from students. They should be prepared to commit 2 weekends and 3 evenings for performance. The dates of the 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.


Pathway

13 Drama

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.

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

$55 for optional theatre visits.


Recommended Prior Learning

Year 11 Drama or HOD approval by interview.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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

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

Pathway Tags

University and Performing Arts Course, National School of Dance and Drama, Theatre Technology, Unitec Stage and Screen Arts, Bachelor of Communication


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