2DRA

Level 2 Drama

Course selection will be active in August.

Course Description

At the start of this full year course, students will enjoy a short unit focused on developing group cohesion using advanced theatre games and warm-up activities. They will use theatre presentation skills throughout the year, beginning with a close study of the work of a particular playwright, which will include a detailed look at changes in New Zealand society over the period of the 20th century and, particularly the late 70s to the early 90s.

By way of RESEARCH, IMPROVISATION  and/or SCRIPT WRITING, students will prepare an issue based presentation which they will PERFORM to a public audience.This unit carries 5 LEVEL 3 NCEA credits.The public performance, if it goes ahead, will require students to be available for at least 2 rehearsals and 2 performances outside of normal school hours. 

In conjunction with the performance, students also further develop their use of STAGE TECHNOLOGIES such as lighting, sound, set, costume and make-up. There will be a strong focus on the USE OF VOICE, BODY, MOVEMENT and SPACE during a DRAMA TECHNIQUES UNIT that also involves performance of a scene to an audience.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Creativity.
  • The study of a New Zealand playwright. 
  • Personal confidence.
  • Social issues relevant to the students .
  • Collaborative group skills.
  • Drama techniques.
  • Physical, emotional and behavioural self-awareness.
  • A range of plays and playwrights.
  • Communication skills using voice and body.
  • Analysis of live performance.
  • Individual and collective responsibility.
  • Theatre form or genre.
  • Self discipline.
  • Technical production.
  • Technology literacy.
  • Rehearsal and performance.
  • Script writing skills.

  • Flexibility.

  • Initiative.

  • Productivity.


 

Resources Required

WGHS shorts and t-shirt (Same as for PE)
1 B8 Exercise book

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 29 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 21 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91213 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.1 - Apply drama techniques in a scripted context
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91215 v3
NZQA Info
Drama 2.3 - Discuss a drama or theatre form or period with reference to a text

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91217 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.5 - Examine the work of a playwright
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91219 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.7 - Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performance
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91220 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.8 - Script a scene suitable for drama performance
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91221 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.9 - Direct a scene for drama performance
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91513 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 29
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 29
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 24
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 5

This course is University approved and will allow you to meet the requirements for University Entrance.

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