DRAMA 31F - Full Year

DRA31F
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. Grubb

This course builds upon the foundations of Level 1 and 2 Drama. The students will study the fundamentals of drama and performance with more depth and sophistication. They will be expected to work independently at this level. They will study techniques to communicate meaning in performance and critically analyse the performance of others.

Drama is a fundamental subject for applying and exploring the key competencies. Students continuously work in a group setting, using their communication, teamwork and leadership skills. Students analyse texts and interpret meaning. They are required to think creatively and independently.

The units of work we cover include:
- Devising, scripting (if applicable) and presenting a solo performance.
- Studying a theatre form and applying the features of this form in a performance to an invited audience of friends and family
- Analysing and exploring acting techniques, theorists and drama processes
- There is the option of writing one or two external examinations. One focuses on critiquing and analysing of a live professional performance they have seen during the year, and the other on the theatre form studied during the year.
-There is also the option of further study in directing and script writing

If a student achieves 14 credits from the Achievement Standards, this course can count as an Approved Subject for University Entrance. However, if a student chooses both Drama 31F and Production 31F the credits gained in both subjects will count towards ONE approved subject only, NOT two separate subjects. Please see Careers staff for further clarity.

Future Possibilities
This course will prepare students for future academic and vocational opportunities in Theatre and Film, Broadcasting, Law, Communications, Journalism, Teaching, Early Childhood and many other areas that focus on the application of key competencies.


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25.00 to cover admission to one live professional performance during the year.


Recommended Prior Learning

8 Credits in Year 12 Drama or approval from Head of Department.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91518 v2 Drama 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance
3
E
4
Y
4w *
A.S. 91515 v2 Drama 3.4 - Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period
3
I
4
Y
4r *
A.S. 91514 v4 Drama 3.3 - Interpret a text from a prescribed playwright to demonstrate knowledge of a theatre form or period
3
E
4
Y
4r,4w *
A.S. 91513 v2 Drama 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept
3
I
5
Y
*
A.S. 91512 v2 Drama 3.1 - Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance
3
I
4
Y
4r *
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 21

* 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: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.