L3 Drama - Semester B

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 focused on the influences of theatre and how it can inspire students own original drama. Semester B continues to use these skills and learning to perform more sustained and in-depth characterisation.

Semester B standards taught:

Achievement Standard 3.1 - Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance.

Students hone acting techniques and gain confidence in shorter scenes in the lead up to the production standard.

Achievement Standard 3.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a significant production.

The course culminates in a full production where students have the opportunity to realise more sustained and in-depth characterisation.

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 Level Two Drama 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.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91512 v2 Drama 3.1 - Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance
4r *
A.S. 91517 v2 Drama 3.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a significant production
5r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

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

* 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: 9 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Pathway Tags

Actor, Teacher, 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


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.