NCEA Level 3 Drama 301
Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Holswich.
This course takes committed, enthusiastic applicants who want to fully realise their potential. It develops their performance ability to a very high standard - encouraging them to become independent, self managing and adept at a range of skills. Students have the opportunity to explore their voice through devising, perform a substantial acting role in a significant production, and extend their acting technique. Courses can be tailored more specifically to an individual’s need or preference throughout the year as required. Performing before an audience is a requirement of the course.
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 through successful communication. A number of students go on to study the subject at a tertiary level.
Scholarship Drama is an option for those who are at a consistently high level of commitment and performance.
Recommended Prior Learning
Students who choose Drama at Level 3 must understand that there is a performance component to the course, that they will need to be attending class consistently and that there is a large reliance on group work. If you have not taken Drama before it would be best that you contact the TIC to discuss if the course would be suitable for you.
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
Students are encouraged to attend at least one optional trip to see a live performance. The cost is usually between $15-30 per performance.
You will be assessed in this course through all or a selection of the standards listed below.
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
Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines
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.