DRA201

NCEA Level 2 Drama 201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Brown

Drama 201
This course takes motivated, dedicated applicants. The work covered in Year 11 Drama is extended and further develops a student’s truthful connection to text. The course specialises in developing complex process skills and knowledge of a wider range of theatre genres.

Content includes using drama techniques with a classical text, script-writing or small group devised work, performing a substantial acting role and using complex performance skills in regard to a genre (Shakespeare traditionally). 

A choice for the external exam covers either analysing and discussing production aspects of a live performance, seen during the year, or a text from a specific genre. The genre exam AS 91215 has been listed below as an example. Both are worth 4 credits.

Students also have a choice between AS 91220 and AS 91214 (Individual script writing or group devised). This makes the actual number of credits offered as either 21 or 22 depending on their choice.

Performing before an audience is a requirement of the course.



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Refill paper, pens, pencils, a folder for notes, glue etc. Students will be required to attend professional performances; discounted ticket prices will be negotiated with theatres. The department will offer a range of viewing experiences throughout the year. The course may be supported by professional tutors where applicable and some costs may be associated. Drama is an approved subject for University entrance.

Recommended Prior Learning

Drama 101 results/HOD discretion.

Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91213 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.1 - Apply drama techniques in a scripted context
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 3

A.S. 91214 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise an intention
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91215 v3
NZQA Info
Drama 2.3 - Discuss a drama or theatre form or period with reference to a text
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 4

A.S. 91216 v4
NZQA Info
Drama 2.4 - Use complex performance skills associated with a drama or theatre form or period
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 10

A.S. 91218 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a scripted production
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 7

A.S. 91220 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.8 - Script a scene suitable for drama performance
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 8

Credit Summary
Total Credits: 26
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 26
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 21
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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