13DRA

NCEA Level 3 Drama

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss S. Harris

This course combines the theory and practical aspects of drama to not only develop performance skills, but also create an understanding of our world. Students will select and use elements, techniques, conventions and technologies associated with drama. 

Research, evaluation and analysis will also be used to refine ideas within a range of dramatic forms to develop drama. 

Students will perform and make critical judgments about how elements, techniques, conventions and technologies are used to create form and meaning in their own and others work. 

Throughout the course, the use of elements, techniques, conventions and technologies of drama will be taught to the students, thus providing an exciting and well-rounded experience.  

Technology (digital camera) and portfolio work will be used to collect evidence of the student’s learning; all students will be filmed for assessment purposes.



Subject Overview

Term 1
Interpret scripted text and perform
Devise and perform

Term 2
Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period

Term 3
Script a drama suitable for a live performance

Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Drama and / or a minimum of  Level 2 English.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 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. 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
A.S. 91515 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.4 - Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 26
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 26
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 21
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 26

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.