NCEA Level 3 Drama 301
Teacher in Charge: N. Brown
This course takes enthusiastic applicants and develops their performance ability to a very high standard - encouraging them to become independent and adept at a range of skills. Courses can be tailored more specifically to an individual’s need or preference throughout the year as required. This includes technical standards offered as part of the Major Production or in addition to the performance work.
Drama is an approved subject for University entrance. The study of Drama can lead to many career paths as it builds empathy, collaborative skills, creativity and the ability to manage oneself and others by successfully communication.
Students traditionally devise their own monologue, perform a substantial role in a significant production, and interpret a script and perform it as they wish. The external exam involves discussing a live drama performance they have seen in the course of the year. Another internal unit AS 91516 'Demonstrate understanding of the work of a drama or theatre theorist or practitioner' is being trialled in 2019 and may be included.
Performing before an audience is a requirement of the course.
Scholarship Drama is an option for those who are at a consistently high level.
UE Approved Subject.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Refill, pens, pencils, a folder for notes, glue etc. Students will be required to attend professional performances for their exam; discounted ticket prices will be available. The department will offer a range of viewing experiences throughout the year and students are required to view and analyse at least two of outside performances. The course may be supported by professional tutors where applicable and some costs may be associated.
Recommended Prior Learning
Level 2 results/HOD discretion.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Term: 2, Week: 9
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 3, Week: 9
Term: 4, Week: 5
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18
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.