Level 3 Drama

L3DRA
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.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 28002 v2 Research, develop and visually communicate a costume design concept for a given work
3
I
6
U.S. 28005 v3 Stage manage a production
3
I
6
A.S. 91512 v2 Drama 3.1 - Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91513 v2 Drama 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
5
Y
*
A.S. 91514 v4 Drama 3.3 - Interpret a text from a prescribed playwright to demonstrate knowledge of a theatre form or period
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91515 v2 Drama 3.4 - Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91516 v2 Drama 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the work of a drama or theatre theorist or practitioner
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91517 v2 Drama 3.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a significant production
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
I
5
Y
5r *
A.S. 91518 v3 Drama 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
3
E
4
Y
4w *
A.S. 91519 v2 Drama 3.8 - Script a drama suitable for live performance
3
I
5
Y
5w *
A.S. 91520 v2 Drama 3.9 - Direct a drama performance
3
I
5
Y
5r *
Total Credits
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.

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

Pathway Tags

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