3DRAA

L3 Drama - Semester A

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Lunt

Level 3 Drama: Shut Up and Act!

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 level three, Drama continues to develop and hone the skills students have been using in level two Drama. It also continues to grow students confidence in performing towards their future after Kaipara.

Semester A focuses on the influences of theatre and how it can inspire students own original drama.

Semester B (required for this subject to be a UE approved course) continues to use these skills and learning to perform more sustained and in-depth characterisation.

Semester A standards taught:

Achievement Standard 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of the work of a drama or theatre theorist or practitioner.

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

Achievement Standard 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept.

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

There is also the option to write and/or direct an extended scene.


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


Prior Learning & Prerequisites

It is recommended students have taken Drama at level two and/or have extensive experience in performing extra curricular.

Credit Information

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

This course is approved for University Entrance 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. 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. 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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 9
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 9
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 9

At least 14 Achieved credits are required in an approved subject for the subject to count as an approved University Entrance subject. You will need to take both Semesters at Level 3 to earn 14 credits as each semester usually offers 8-10 credits.

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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