13 Drama

13DRA
Course Description

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.


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. 91482 v2 Art History 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of style in art works
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91483 v2 Art History 3.2 - Examine how meanings are communicated through art works
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91484 v2 Art History 3.3 - Examine the relationship(s) between art and context
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91485 v2 Art History 3.4 - Examine the impact of media and processes on art works
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91488 v2 Art History 3.7 - Examine the relationship(s) between a theory and art works
3
I
4
Y
4r *
Total 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.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Pathway Tags

University and Performing Arts Courses, 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, AUT Bachelor of Communication Studies


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