L1 Drama - Semester A

1DRAA
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.


Pathway

L2 Drama - Semester A, L2 Drama - Semester B

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.

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.


Credit Information

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

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90997 v2 Drama 1.2 - Devise and perform a drama
1
I
5
Y
A.S. 90999 v4 Drama 1.4 - Use features of a drama/theatre form in a performance
1
I
4
Y
Total Credits

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

Pathway Tags

Diversional Therapist, Actor, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Author, Dancer, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Make-up Artist, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Early Childhood Teacher, Media Producer, Production Assistant, Film, Model, Nanny/Child Carer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Television Presenter


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.