NCEA Level 1 Drama 101

DRA101
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: N. Brown

Drama 101

This exciting and interesting course extends the students practical skills even further and is more specialised in studying specific genre/s for external exams and internal assessments.

The course covers NCEA standards involving:

  •   Paired performance using drama techniques to present short scenes,
  • Small group or whole class devised work working with short stories or a site specific location,
  • A full length public performance of a popular play. 

We may include an internal on a specific theatre form too worth 4 credits if time allows. This is included in the table below as AS 90999 v4.

There is an external exam that centres on a chosen theatre form - traditionally Greek theatre. 

Performing before an audience is a requirement of the course. All internal units are group based.

Candidates can choose this course if they have not been involved in drama before but will need to see the head of the department.


Pathway

NCEA Level 2 Drama 201

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Refill paper, pens, pencils, glue etc. Students are encouraged to attend outside performances; discounted ticket prices will be negotiated with theatres. The department will offer a range of viewing experiences throughout the year. This is so students develop their critical thinking skills. The course is also supported by professional tutors (where applicable) and some costs may be associated.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90006 v6 Drama 1.1 - Apply drama techniques in a dramatic context
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90009 v6 Drama 1.6 - Perform an acting role in a scripted production
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
5
Y
A.S. 90997 v2 Drama 1.2 - Devise and perform a drama
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
5
Y
A.S. 90998 v2 Drama 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of features of a drama/theatre form
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90999 v4 Drama 1.4 - Use features of a drama/theatre form in a performance
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.