Drama Pathways

Drama Pathways
 

   9 Drama

 
Course Overview
This is a practical half year course in which students work in group environments to create, rehearse and perform drama. Students taking this course will build confidence and self-esteem. They will learn how work as a part of a team, developing essential performance and communication skills.
 
In this course students to learn about stage craft, acting techniques , theatre styles and devising drama.. Students will gain experience in the technical aspects of theatre such as costume and set design.
There is a written component to this course.

 

   10 Drama

 
Course Overview
This is a practical course in which students work collaboratively and co-operatively with others and develop self-esteem and communication skills.
The course enables students to learn about aspects of Drama such as acting, theatre history and devised drama. They will also have the opportunity to perform in the end of year junior production. Students will gain experience in the technical aspects of theatre such as costume and make-up.
There is a written component to this course.
Pre-requisites
The completion of 9DRA is advantageous but not compulsory.
Students’ learning competencies must show that they can relate to others and participate and contribute to a ‘good’ standard.

 

   11 Drama

 
Course Overview
This course is for students who enjoy working collaboratively and have a genuine interest in performing.
This course involves students analysing and performing scripts, devising performances and using theatre forms.  Students will also learn and show understanding of drama terminology.  Students will also be working toward external examinations.
Students will have the opportunity to view at least one live professional theatre performance.
 
Assessment
NCEA Level 1 Achievement Standards
Internal                                                             18 credits
External                                                              4 credits            
Total                                                                 22 credits
 
Pre-requisites
10DRA with consistently ‘good’ learning competencies or HOD discretion based on an interview and/or audition.
Due to the collaborative nature of this subject and high proportion of internal standards, students who have good co-operative skills and a high attendance rate are likely to find success in this course.

 

   12 Drama

 
Course Overview
This course involves students studying key aspects of theatre history as well as textual interpretation, devising and performance.  They will be involved in all aspects of producing and performing a major play that is presented to the public.  Students will also be working towards an external examination.   Students will be involved in scripted and devised drama as well as developing skills in one or more theatre forms.
 
 Assessment
NCEA Level 2 Achievement Standards (motivated students may complete optional Achievement Standards in negotiation with the HOD/TIC)
Internal                                                             18 credits
External                                                              4 credits
Optional internal                                                 4 credits
Optional external                                                4 credits          
Total                                                            22-30 credits
Pre-requisites
12 credits in NCEA Level 1 Drama or at the HOD’s discretion based on an interview and/or audition.
 
 

   13 Drama

 
Course Overview
This University approved subject will see students continuing to develop their drama skills to a more advanced level.  They will be involved in the Year 13 production and in performing devised and text based performances.  Students will also be working towards external examinations and students will have the opportunity to do Scholarship Drama.
 
Assessment
NCEA Level 3 Achievement Standards (motivated students may complete optional achievement standards in negotiation with the HOD/TIC)
Internal                                                            14 credits
External                                                             4 credits
Optional internal                                                4 credits
Optional external                                               4 credits          
Total                                                           18-26 credits
 
Pre-requisites
12 credits in NCEA Level 2 Drama or at the HOD’s discretion based on an interview and/or audition. 
 
Where does the course lead to?
The Year 13 drama course leads to Performing Arts schools such as Toi Whakaari (NZ Drama School), NASDA, Unitec and Arts degrees majoring in theatre/performing arts.
This course also provides students with transferable skills towards tertiary study in other areas such as Law, Communications and Media Studies.  

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