13DRA

NCEA Level 3 Drama

Course Description

This course is the first chance for students to delve into the great 20th Century Playwrights and discuss the development of modern Drama. The course concentrates on the artistic hubs of Europe and America looking at the revered works of Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Arthur Miller. The students will devise and structure performance that evoke discussion and empathy from an audience. Learning to combine technologies (costume, set, sound, stage makeup) and techniques to craft performances which are impacting.





Course Overview

Term 1
Students will study Absurdist Theatre, with a focus on the plays of Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter. They will apply features of the theatre form for solo performances. This is a individual grade.

Term 2
Students will prepare and perform a well known play for a public audience. This is an individual grade.

Term 3
Students will work in groups to devise a performance based on the works of Arthur Miller discussing the concept of the American Dream . Students will use technologies to enhance their chosen theme. This is a individual grade.

Term 4
Students will prepare for the external examination.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$15 for live theatre viewing required for the external examination

Recommended Prior Learning

Must have at least an Merit in AS91216 and at least 4 external credits in Level 2 or at the discretion of the HOD approval.A high level of fluency in English is advisable.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
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
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
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. 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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 13
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

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.

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