13DRA

NCEA Level 3 Drama

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms V. Gowdy


The Year 13 course expands and extends students’ knowledge of drama and prepares them for tertiary study in many disciplines. For example, the course prepares them for any performing arts course, broadcasting school, public relations course, film or literary study, communications courses, etc. It enhances individual confidence, communication and organisational skills, time management and people management skills.
Students will also take part in the public Year 13 performance assessment evening.
Field trips:

  • Theatre visit.
  • Professional workshops.
  • Drama Camp (prior to the public performance).

A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student attempting the assessment.


Course Overview

Term 1
Final Week of term - AS91515 Drama 3.4 - Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period (4 credits) (U.E)

Term 2
Week 8 weekend - DRAMA CAMP = Thursday & Friday nights 3:30 - 8:30pm, Saturday and Sunday 10-6pm and Monday out of class
Week 9 (Monday & Tuesday) - AS91517 Drama 3.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a significant production (5 credits) (U.E)

Term 3
Final week of term - AS91513 Drama 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept (5 credits) (U.E)

OPTIONAL standard (APPROVAL from TIC of drama required - VGo):
Final Monday of term - AS91520 Drama 3.9 - Direct a drama performance (5 credits) (U.E.)OPTIONAL standard (APPROVAL from TIC of drama required - VGo):
second Monday of term - AS91520 Drama 3.9 - Direct a drama performance (5 credits) (U.E.)

Week 8 - AS91513 Drama 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept (5 credits) (U.E)

Week 10 - Derived grade exams for 3.3 and 3.7

Term 4
Preparation for external exams:
* 3.3 - AS91514 - Interpret a text from a prescribed playwright to demonstrate knowledge of a theatre form or period (4 credits) (U.E)
* 3.7 - AS91518 - Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance (4 credits) (U.E)

Recommended Prior Learning

NCEA Level 2 Drama, 12 credits (including the public performance standard) or by audition.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

It is recommended students pay the subject charge of $50. This covers the cost of theatre. Extra costs may be incurred for travel.
Obligatory rehearsal time will need to take place outside of school hours (for 91517 - public performance).
NCEA Level 2 performance standard 91218 required, or by audition.
1B5 exercise book.
A laptop or similar device is recommended.

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

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 27 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91512 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.1 - Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 10

A.S. 91513 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 9

A.S. 91514 v4
NZQA Info
Drama 3.3 - Interpret a text from a prescribed playwright to demonstrate knowledge of a theatre form or period
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2021-02-02, Week: 2021-02-02

A.S. 91517 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a significant production
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 9

A.S. 91518 v3
NZQA Info
Drama 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2021-02-02, Week: 2021-02-02

A.S. 91520 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.9 - Direct a drama performance
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 2

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 27
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 27
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 22
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 27

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.

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.