Year 12 Drama

12DRA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: W. Walker

Content: Devising and performing drama, script writing, drama techniques, improvisation, drama processes, perform in a technical role, major production, knowledge of drama and theatre forms e.g. performance critiques, theatre review and analysis.  

Skills: Students will improve and build upon their voice, body, movement and characterisation skills as well as continuing to further develop the following: communication skills, increased self-confidence, co-operative group skills, independent work skills, theatre technical production skills, scriptwriting and editing, problem solving and literacy. 

From the standards below, students will be expected to complete a maximum of 18 credits.

There will also be opportunity for students to direct and/or to script a scene. Students who take these opportunities could earn credits for:

AS 91220 Script a scene for drama performance

AS 91221 Direct a scene for a drama performance 

Note: At times, students will be required to attend rehearsals outside of normal school hours and will be advised of these dates and likely times at the commencement of the course. Though times for out rehearsals can be negotiated, inability to commit to extracurricular dates will prohibit involvement in the course.


Pathway

Year 13 Drama, Year 13 Drama - Performing Arts Technologies

Drama has an intrinsic value to those who do it. It is excellent for developing confidence, the imagination, team collaboration skills, understanding of the world around, other people and their behaviours, personal creativity, self-discipline, visual, oral and written texts. Of course, anyone who participates positively in it will have fun!
It is also an essential subject for those with an interest in any part of the theatre, television or movie industries.
Right now, in New Zealand, there are a growing number of opportunities for Drama practitioners, not only in theatre but in television, film and internet productions. In addition to a very active locally based television and film production scene, the industry is booming with Disney, Amazon, Netflix and James Cameron all making ongoing commitments to producing projects here such as the $1million per episode Lord of the Rings television series just starting in Auckland and the Avatar movie series being made out of Wellington.
Former Drama students can find a wide range of employment opportunities in stage and screen related areas, in addition to acting. These include Playwrighting, Screenwriting, Stage direction, Film and Television direction, Set Design, Lighting Design, Sound design, Make-up design, Special effects, Art direction, Gaffer, Props making, Arts administration, Film producing, Arts marketing, Production Management and, of course, teaching.
Some make their way independently into a Performing Arts related career whilst others go on to study at one of the many excellent tertiary institutions that cater for graduates interested in the above career choices.
At WGHS, the Drama department is looking at developing more opportunities for students to work with camera performance and production. It is also hoping to develop Maori Theatre as a subject all the way to Year 13.
Thw WGHS Drama department is also actively involved with the creation of local pathways into the theatre for our former students through Wahine Works, a theatre company set up by former students.

Contributions and Equipment

2 2B8 Exercise Books OR x2 1B8 Exercise Book


Recommended Prior Learning

Year ll Drama, by audition or in consultation with Mr Walker.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91213 v2 Drama 2.1 - Apply drama techniques in a scripted context
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91214 v2 Drama 2.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise an intention
2
I
5
Y
A.S. 91215 v3 Drama 2.3 - Discuss a drama or theatre form or period with reference to a text
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91217 v2 Drama 2.5 - Examine the work of a playwright
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91219 v2 Drama 2.7 - Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performance
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91220 v2 Drama 2.8 - Script a scene suitable for drama performance
2
I
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91221 v2 Drama 2.9 - Direct a scene for drama performance
2
I
4
Y
4r
Total Credits

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