Level 2 Drama
Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Wilson
What will I learn and how will I learn?
This course focusses on building upon the skills students have learned in Level 1 Drama. They will work together with their classmates to create original pieces of theatre using elements, conventions and techniques creatively and purposefully. They will develop their voice, body, movement and use of space techniques in order to enhance their character’s authenticity and create a strong performance. These will prepare them for NCEA assessments. Students will learn how to develop their devising techniques to create impact, how to interpret a character - their backstory, intention, posture, and apply it in a scripted performance and be able to work as part of an ensemble.
Submitting Internal Assessments
All assessments are done in groups and are "live". Some written work will be required and is due on the day of the performance, unless otherwise stated by the Teacher in Charge. There is one written external paper.
Resubmission and Further Assessment Opportunities
Resubmissions can only be offered once and only if the whole group are willing. There is no further teaching available. Further assessment opportunities are not available.
NOTE: Course is subject to change with the review of standards at the end of each year.
Introduction to Drama; Ensemble Devising; AS 91213 Drama 2.1 Assessed
KEY DATE: Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival
AS 91218 Drama 2.6 Assessed. Begin Exam Preparation after watching live performance of ‘A Country of Two Halves’
KEY DATE: Live Performance of ‘A Country of Two Halves’ June
AS 91214 Drama 2.2 Assessed; School Examinations
KEY DATE: Live performance of ‘Shakespeare: As You Write it!’ September
KEY DATE: NZQA Examinations
Recommended Prior Learning
For entry into this course, students must have good attendance, a willingness to collaborate with others and have made a genuine effort in Level 1 Drama.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
This course is approved for University Entrance.
Total Credits Available: 42 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 34 credits.
Term: 1, Week: 7
Term: 3, Week: 5
Term: 2, Week: 6
Term: 4, Week: 6
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