12DRA

Year 12 Drama (12DRA)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. Dryden

NCEA Level Two Drama Continues to place emphasis on practical skills & performance. Influenced by whakapapa and is a way to respond to and share in identity, culture, and perspectives through the art of storytelling, integrating them through the collaborative process.

The course requires an active participation in a range of drama disciplines, enabling students to extend their confidence, knowledge, and skills in performance with the opportunity to explore areas of interest in script writing, directing, theatre design & technology.  

Public performances will feature in the year and consequently demand a high level of personal commitment from the students that will continue to strengthen manaakitanga within the class. Building upon wairuatanga and whakawhanaungatanga; as we explore the relationship between performer and audience in our own work and that of others as we make connections between the world of the drama and our own. 

Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of drama disciplines and experiences, as this course aims to allow students to continue to appreciate and enjoy drama as an interest or as a prospect for further study.

The NCEA Level Two Course is a prerequisite for Level Three Drama.

The Level 2 Standards offered will vary, as the course is designed to meet the needs of the individual.

Please note: For each Achievement Standard supportive evidence is an NCEA requirement. This will be through a range of means e.g., kōrero, video, audio, and written. Rehearsals may be required outside normal school hours in preparation for production performances. Therefore, key capabilities such as self-discipline, collaboration and communication skills are integral to this highly creative course. 

In addition: Students will have the opportunity to see live performances at a range of local venues to enhance their appreciation of theatre & use towards an external where they are required to Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions, and technologies within live performance.

 

Pre-requisites

Must have completed NCEA Level One Drama, gaining at least 15 credits (as part of the NCEA level 1 Pilot Run in 2022. As many of the assessments are group based, students need to understand that manaakitanga - the care, respect and hospitality of each other is essential. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$50 for workbooks and scripts which are needed during the year. Professional theatre trips and visiting performers will incur an additional cost and will be provided at the time of booking events. The performances are designed to support and prepare the students for their external exam in November.

Credit Information

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
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. 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
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
A.S. 91219 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.7 - Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performance
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91221 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.9 - Direct a scene for drama performance

This is a fantastic extension learning opportunity for those looking to perhaps direct post - school & who may like to enter a piece into the SGCNZ National Competition.

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 26
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 26
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 17
Total Numeracy Credits: 0