NCEA Level 2 Drama

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms V. Gowdy

Recommended Prior Learning

NCEA Level 1 drama, 12 credits (including the public performance standard) or by audition.

The Level 2 course builds on the skills learned in Year 11 and deepens students' understanding and experience of drama. They continue with the study and application of dramatic techniques, elements and conventions including Shakespearean Theatre features and take part in the public Level 2 performance assessment evening.

This course enhances individual confidence, communication and organisational skills, time management and people management skills.

Field Trips:

  • At least one 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A student will be withdrawn from a standard if the teacher is not confident that the achievement of the standard is within the reach of the student or there is no evidence of the student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
Second to last week of term - AS91216 - Use complex performance skills associated with a drama or theatre form or period (4 credits)

Term 2
Week 8 - Thursday night 3:30 - 8:30pm, plus Saturday & Sunday 10-6pm, plus Monday out of class = DRAMA CAMP
Week 9 Monday and Tuesday night - AS91218 - Perform a substantial acting role in a scripted production (5 credits) ... (together with year 13) - public performance assessment

Term 3
Week 8 - AS91214 - Devise and perform a drama to realize an intention (5 credits)

Last week of term = Derived grade exams for:
* 2.3 - AS91215 - Discuss a drama or theatre form or period with reference to text
* 2.7 - AS91219 - Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performance

Term 4
Preparation for external exams:
* 2.3 - AS91215 - Discuss a drama or theatre form or period with reference to text (4 credits) (LW)
* 2.7 - AS91219 - Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performance (4 credits) (LW)



Assessment Policy & Procedures

NCEA Level 3 Drama

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

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

It is recommended students pay the subject charge $15. This covers the cost of transcript work book.
Some obligatory rehearsal time will need to take place outside of school hours (for standard 91218).
NCEA Level 1 performance standard 90009 required or by audition.
1B5 exercise book.
A laptop or similar device is recommended.

Pathway Tags

Production Manager, Event Co-ordinator, Human Resources, Promoter, Theatre Producer / Assistant, Lighting Technician, Communications, Broadcasting, Media, Teacher, Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Cinema Projectionist, Dancer, Director (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Entertainer, Film and Video Editor, Film/Television Camera Operator, Light Technician, Media Producer, Musician, Production Assistant (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Radio Presenter, Sound Technician, Television Presenter, Primary School Teacher, Private Teacher/Tutor, Tertiary Lecturer, Diversional Therapist

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Credits listed may change.