L3DRA

Level 3 Drama

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. Wilson

What will I learn and how will I learn?
Taking Drama develops essential skills that are useful in many careers eg problem-solving, leadership, team work, communication, confidence, stress management, creative thinking.

This course focuses on building upon the skills students have learned in Level 2 Drama.  They will work together both with peers and individually, to create original pieces of theatre using elements, conventions and techniques to show a depth of understanding of characters, and an informed performance. Students will direct some of their peers in a short performance, devise their own piece of theatre and be part of a class production; throughout which they will be using all of their prior knowledge in drama to build upon and grow their performance abilities. They will also learn how to create atmosphere, tension, clarity, originality and impact in many different types of performance. Attendance at rehearsals is compulsory.

Submitting Internal Assessment
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.


Recommended Prior Learning

Entry is by having earned 14 Level 2 Drama credits, or by approval from the Teacher in Charge.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 52 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 44 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 28002 v2
NZQA Info
Research, develop and visually communicate a costume design concept for a given work

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 28005 v3
NZQA Info
Stage manage a production

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91512 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.1 - Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 5

A.S. 91513 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5

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

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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
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
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

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 5

A.S. 91518 v3
NZQA Info
Drama 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 5

A.S. 91519 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.8 - Script a drama suitable for live performance

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91520 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.9 - Direct a drama performance
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 52
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 40
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 35
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 40

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.