10DRA

Year 10 Drama

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms V. Gowdy

This is a practical and theory-based course in both classroom and stage drama where students build confidence, teamwork and leadership skills within the framework of creative play. No experience is necessary, but an interest in acting is essential and full participation is obligatory.
Students explore the following while developing their knowledge of: The history of theatre, in-role improvisation, stage craft, Greek theatre form, New Zealand theatre form, scene devising, script work, movement, voice and role.

  • Developing practical knowledge – using drama elements and conventions to create drama.
  • Developing ideas – improvisation, drama creation.
  • Communicating and interpreting – performing in role.
  • Understand drama in context – theatre styles.


Course Overview

Semester A
Term 1: Students will learn the origins of theatre looking at GREEK THEATRE form. You will learn the features and structure the Greeks created and how to use these to shape an existing story into a dramatic performance.
The end goal is to perform a devised drama based on a Greek Myth.

Term 2: Students will learn how:
- New Zealand theatre form has different features from Greek
- to use Drama Techniques to shape characters (i.e. using their voice, body, movement and use of space to become someone else)
- to work with a script
- to use their voice, body, movement and space to realize the intention of a playwright
The end goal is to perform a scene from Oscar Kightley and Dave Armstrong's "Niu Sila".

Semester B
Term 3: Students will learn the origins of theatre looking at GREEK THEATRE form. You will learn the features and structure the Greeks created and how to use these to shape an existing story into a dramatic performance.
The end goal is to perform a devised drama based on a Greek Myth.

Term 4: Students will learn how:
- New Zealand theatre form has different features from Greek
- to use Drama Techniques to shape characters (i.e. using their voice, body, movement and use of space to become someone else)
- to work with a script
- to use their voice, body, movement and space to realize the intention of a playwright
The end goal is to perform a scene from Oscar Kightley and Dave Armstrong's "Niu Sila".

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

It is recommended students pay $30 which covers the cost of the take home materials used in the course.
1B5 exercise book
Any associated workshop costs may be extra.

Pathway

DRAMA adds TRANSFERABLE SKILLS to ALL CAREER PATHWAYS.
Among many other things, students will learn to PERFORM under PRESSURE, work IN A GROUP to achieve practical goals and SUPPORT OTHERS in the group to achieve at the same time.
Students learn to OBSERVE and ANALYZE people and the world around them in order to learn from their stories.
Drama creation operates in the HIGHER THINKING ORDER SKILL LEVELS (Blooms Taxonomy) and students are required to learn CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING and TIME MANAGEMENT skills in every lesson.

Career Pathways

Pathway Tags

Sales Representative, Actor, Administration Officer, Receptionist, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Registered Nurse, Air Force Officer, Paramedic, Animal Care Attendant, Police Officer, Army Officer, Historian, Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Auctioneer, Sound Technician, Author, Bank Worker, Hotel/Motel Manager, Cafe Worker, Building and Construction Manager, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Flight Attendant, Waiter/Waitress, Film/Television Camera Operator, Counsellor, Carpet Cleaner, Midwife, Farm Assistant, Retail Sales Assistant, Ship's Officer, Elected Government Representative, Psychologist, Trainer, Coachbuilder/Trimmer, Journalist, Communications Professional, Community Karitāne, Community Development Worker, Information Technology Helpdesk/Support Technician, Hotel Porter, Event Manager, Conservator, Dairy Farmer, Storeperson, Editor, Solicitor, Judge, Crop Farmer/Manager, Curator, Customs Officer, Foreign Policy Officer, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Workplace Relations Adviser, Sports Coach/Official, General Practitioner, Psychiatrist, Dog Trainer, Personal Assistant, Human Resources Adviser, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Florist, Service Station Attendant, Forest Manager, Funeral Director/Embalmer, Lighting Technician, Health and Safety Inspector, Agricultural/Horticultural Field Representative, Hairdresser/Barber, Health Services Manager, Health Care Assistant, Immigration Officer, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Librarian, Translator, Market Research Analyst, Ship's Master, Mortgage Broker, Navy Officer, Office Manager, Photographer, Policy Analyst, Private Teacher/Tutor, Production Manager, Recreation Co-ordinator, Project Manager, Real Estate Agent, Recruitment Consultant, Secondary School Teacher, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Telemarketer, Television Presenter, Tour Guide, Travel Agent/Adviser, Valuer, Intelligence Officer, Management Consultant, Network Administrator, Court Registry Officer, Marketing Specialist, Psychotherapist, Case Manager, Career Consultant, Orchard Farmer/Manager, Support Worker, Dairy Farm Manager, Facilities Manager,

Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Taupo-nui-a-Tia College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

Credits listed may change.