Level 2 Drama

L2DRA
Course Description

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.


Course Overview

Term 1
Introduction to Drama; Ensemble Devising; AS 91213 Drama 2.1 Assessed
KEY DATE: Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival

Term 2
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

Term 3
AS 91214 Drama 2.2 Assessed; School Examinations
KEY DATE: Live performance of ‘Shakespeare: As You Write it!’ September

Term 4
Examination preparations.
KEY DATE: NZQA Examinations

Pathway

Level 3 Drama

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.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 27702 v4 Take responsibility for a production area of a performance
2
I
4
A.S. 91213 v2 Drama 2.1 - Apply drama techniques in a scripted context
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91214 v2 Drama 2.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise an intention
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
5
Y
A.S. 91215 v3 Drama 2.3 - Discuss a drama or theatre form or period with reference to a text
2
E
4
Y
4r,4w
A.S. 91216 v4 Drama 2.4 - Use complex performance skills associated with a drama or theatre form or period
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91217 v2 Drama 2.5 - Examine the work of a playwright
2
I
4
Y
4r
A.S. 91218 v2 Drama 2.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a scripted production
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
I
5
Y
5r
A.S. 91219 v2 Drama 2.7 - Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performance
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
2
E
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91220 v2 Drama 2.8 - Script a scene suitable for drama performance
2
I
4
Y
4w
A.S. 91221 v2 Drama 2.9 - Direct a scene for drama performance
2
I
4
Y
4r
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 42 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 34 credits.

Pathway Tags

Production Manager, Event Co-ordinator, Human Resources, Promoter, Theatre Producer / Assistant, Lighting Technician, Communications, Broadcasting, Media, Teacher, Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Cinema Projectionist, Dancer, Director (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Entertainer, Film and Video Editor, Film/Television Camera Operator, Light Technician, Media Producer, Musician, Production Assistant (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Radio Presenter, Sound Technician, Television Presenter, Primary School Teacher, Private Teacher/Tutor, Tertiary Lecturer, Diversional Therapist


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