3DRA

Level 3 Drama*

Course selection will be active in August.

Course Description

This full year course will offer students a range of NCEA units, some of which are compulsory but most of which will be a matter of student choice. Students will be involved with script writing their own original plays, the rehearsal and performance of a large scale production, the further development of drama techniques, and the deep analysis of a live performance. They will also have the opportunity to earn Performing Arts Technology credits by way of selecting Set, Costume, Make-Up and/or Lighting design units in conjunction with the Graduation Production. Stage-Management is also offered.(See Drama - Level 3 PAT for details of these standards)

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Creativity.
  • The study of a range of plays and playwrights. 
  • Information literacy.
  • Social, political, religious, geographical influences within the historical setting of the plays and scenes they perform.
  • Personal confidence.
  • Drama techniques.
  • Collaborative group skills.
  • Analysis of live performance.
  • Physical, emotional and behavioural self-awareness.
  • Theatre form or genre.
  • Communication skills using voice and body.
  • Technical production.
  • Individual and collective responsibility.
  • Rehearsal and performance.
  • Self discipline.

  • Technical Production.

  • Script writing skills.

  • Productivity.


Resources Required

Loose fitting clothing that will allow for easy movement and physical exercise
2 x 1 B8 Exercise book

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 28 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 24 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
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
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
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
A.S. 91519 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.8 - Script a drama suitable for live performance
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 28
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 28
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 23
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 28

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

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