13DRA

Year 13 Drama (13DRA)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. Dryden

NCEA Level Three 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, weaving them in 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.  

The emphasis on public performance continues throughout the course at a greater level than at previous years. This will consequently demand a high level of personal commitment from the students that will continue to strengthen and uphold manaakitanga within the class. Strengthening the awareness of wairuatanga and whakawhanaungatanga; as we extend the relationship between performer and audience in our own work and that of others, making connections between the world of the drama and our own. Synthesizing ideas, reflecting and enhancing ones own personal voice. 

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 Three Course Provides UE and a fantastic pathway for those looking to pursue Drama at Tertiary Level, alongside those looking to move into Medicine, Nursing, Childcare, Social Work and other career pathways as Drama enables people to connect, communicate & give manaakitanga to others. 

The Level 3 Standards offered will vary, as the course is designed to meet the needs of the individual. Drama Scholarship is also offered at this level. 

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 other written means. 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 Two Drama, gaining at least 14 credits which includes passing DRAM2.6. (Production) As many of the assessments are group based, students need to understand that a focused commitment 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.

Assessment Information

For each Achievement Standard supportive written evidence is a NCEA requirement. Students who are recognised for their ability and potential will be nominated for the Scholarship exam in November. Support and tutorials will be given to ensure maximum opportunity is given to achieve and excel. The course also offers students to use their school based devices as part of the digital learning environment.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 31 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 27 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91512 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.1 - Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance

This internal is a good foundation for those considering scholarship.

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91513 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept

This internal is a good foundation for those considering scholarship.

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91514 v4
NZQA Info
Drama 3.3 - Interpret a text from a prescribed playwright to demonstrate knowledge of a theatre form or period

This external works well in support of internal 3.4 and 3.5 as it allows you to reflect upon the processes and practices of the drama theorist/practitioners complex performance features studied in performance and demonstration.

Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r,4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91515 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.4 - Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period

This internal is a great building block for AS91516 - Demonstrate understanding of the work of a drama or theatre theorist or practitioner and those sitting scholarship.

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91516 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the work of a drama or theatre theorist or practitioner

This is an optional learning opportunity that extends ones understanding of theatre studies through a range of practitioners and can benefit those studying scholarship.

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91517 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a significant production
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91520 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.9 - Direct a drama performance

This is a fantastic learning opportunity and extension task for those wanting to further develop their artistic eye directing a drama - this could be as part of the SGCNZ Festival or Senior Production.

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 93304 v19
NZQA Info
SCHL - Drama

Students who have shown the capabilities for this exam will initially be approached by the HOD. Tutorials and preparation for this starts in term 1 and will take place outside of class time.

Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 0
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 31
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 31
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 26
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 31

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.