L1DRAM

Level 1 Drama

Course Description

Drama enhances students’ artistic and creative abilities and gives them a better understanding of themselves and their world. Acting and staging skills are taught in conjunction with a study of texts and contexts which enable students to devise, interpret, analyse and evaluate dramatic forms and style. 

Level 1 Drama is a lot of fun and very hands-on. It demands much creative thinking and plenty of time spent, both in and out of class, practicing for performances. 



Course Overview

What is taught in courses varies from year to year. This course could include:

1. Working in pairs with a script to create and sustain a character using drama techniques.

2. The performance and study of a Theatre Form, such as Melodrama (Villains, Heroine/Hero, Goofy Sidekick), Elizabethan Theatre (Shakespeare) or Clowning.

3. Working in a small group with your peers, devising short scenes from a stimulus, and performing to family and friends.

4. Working as a whole class to rehearse and perform a production, and performing to family and friends.

5. Viewing a live theatre show to study the Elements and Conventions of Theatre (for the external exams).

Recommended Prior Learning

To be accepted for this course students must have completed Year 10 Drama, or have received HOF approval

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There will be at least one trip away to view live productions. These are likely to incur a small expense.

Pathway

Drama and Dance are subjects that are helpful in career choices involving: youth work, teaching, journalism, sales and marketing, and any communication-based career. For talented students, there are growing opportunities in the film industry for actors, writers, dancers, choreographers, designers, and technical fields, such as costume, set, lighting design, and production.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90009 v6
NZQA Info
Drama 1.6 - Perform an acting role in a scripted production
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90011 v7
NZQA Info
Drama 1.7 - Demonstrate understanding of the use of drama aspects within live performance
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
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: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Please note that courses will go ahead only if student numbers, staffing, and timetabling allow it.  Where a subject is oversubscribed, and there are insufficient numbers or resources to create an extra class, a ballot system may be applied.  

Costs

The Board of Trustees has again asked to opt into the Ministry of Education donation scheme. Doing so resulted in the ability to waive student fee donations. Kaiapoi High School aims to deliver quality educational courses over and above those that which is funded by the Ministry. It is likely the School will opt into the donation scheme for 2023, however parental contribution for the costs of trips and activities where participation is optional, and/or components not covered by the Government grant, may be requested. We appreciate the financial support our families make to the School.