NCEA Level 3 Drama

13DRA
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.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91512 v2 Drama 3.1 - Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91513 v2 Drama 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept
3
I
5
Y
*
A.S. 91514 v4 Drama 3.3 - Interpret a text from a prescribed playwright to demonstrate knowledge of a theatre form or period
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91515 v2 Drama 3.4 - Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91518 v3 Drama 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance
3
E
4
Y
4w *
A.S. 91519 v2 Drama 3.8 - Script a drama suitable for live performance
3
I
5
Y
5w *
Total Credits
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.

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.