1DRAA

L1 Drama - Semester A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Lunt

Level 1 Drama: You Looking at Me?

Drama at its core inspires the love of exploring imagination physically. Drama helps to create confident, adaptable team players. It enables creative thinking in all aspects of a student’s life at Kaipara and beyond.

At senior level, Drama continues to develop the skills students have been experimenting with in junior Drama. It also continues to grow students confidence in performing.

Semester One focuses on the influences of theatre and how it can inspire students own original drama. If you take this course in Semester Two, you will continue to use these skills and learning to perform more sustained and in depth characterisation.

Semester one standards taught:

Achievement Standard 1.4 - Use features of a drama/theatre form in a performance.

Students demonstrate knowledge of Melodrama through dramatic scenes. This will stimulate discussion and positively influence their devising project next term. Students can explore how differing theatre forms can shape their own creative theatre pieces.

Achievement Standard 1.2 - Devise and perform a drama piece.

Students will use discoveries from the theatre form standard to structure an original drama using a poem or short story as stimulus.


To gain a Merit or Excellence course endorsement in this subject, you will need to take it for both semesters.


Prior Learning & Prerequisites

It is recommended students have taken Drama in Year 10 and/or Year 9 and/or have experience in performing extra curricular.

Pathway

There are a wide variety of career pathways related to Drama and performance. The confidence, public speaking and creative thinking skills will help students with any future pathway.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement, however, you will need to select both Semester A and B.

Total Credits Available: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90997 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 1.2 - Devise and perform a drama
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90999 v4
NZQA Info
Drama 1.4 - Use features of a drama/theatre form in a performance
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 9
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 9
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.

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