Teacher in Charge: Mr N. Brown
A course for motivated students with a strong passion for the subject. If you are already creative and disciplined and you like to accept challenges, then this is the course for you. Studying Drama in this course allows you to become even more committed and self-managing both as an individual and especially in group-work. It demands of the students high levels of enthusiasm, effort and focus. It is a step up from the work at Year 9 and offers an exciting program to prepare them for the work covered in NCEA at Levels, 1, 2 and 3.
Drama is both a practical and an academic subject, which continues through to Scholarship and University level.
There are at least 4 internal units of work which are assessed using an NCEA approach. Students will be expected to keep an up to date journal with reflections and personal notes on the work covered.
Voice production: Performing a self-selected monologue for a public audience. This includes technologies like costume, projection, set design and their choices of lighting.
Movement Justification: Exploring features of a genre to devise and perform a script in small groups.
Storytelling: Ability to portray more than one character in presenting a self-devised piece for the audience.
Whole class performance: Perform an acting role in a theme-based production.
Public performance is a requirement of the course.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Textbook, pens, pencils, glue etc.