L2DRAM

Level 2 Drama

Course Description

Level 2 Drama continues to develop students’ ability as performers, as well as strengthen their ability to select and integrate appropriate drama techniques, elements, and conventions, into performance.  The course is achievement-standard-based.

Level 2 Drama makes a logical progression from Level 1, but has an increased focus on students’ ability to identify performance concepts and script work.  

Any student taking two or more courses that require time away from school (such as ODED, OELS or Gateway)  will need to be responsible for keeping up with the demands of this course. 


Course Overview

What is taught in courses varies from year to year. This course could include:
1. Interpreting an open script in pairs and applying drama techniques to show this in performance.

2. Using the devising process to create, craft, and perform an original performance.

3. The study of the Greek Theatre, Elizabethan Theatre or Theatre of the Absurd Theatre Form and performance of an Absurdist, Greek Theatre or Shakespearean scene.

4. Students will perform in the Level 2 class production (performance of a play) for an invited audience.

5. Students will sit an external exam based on the live performances they see throughout the year.

Recommended Prior Learning

To be accepted for this course students must have earned 12 or more credits in Level 1 Drama, or have received HOF approval

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There will be at least two trips away to view a live production. These are likely to incur a small expense.

Pathway

This course leads to an approved course for University Entrance.

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. 91214 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise an intention
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91216 v4
NZQA Info
Drama 2.4 - Use complex performance skills associated with a drama or theatre form or period
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91218 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a scripted production
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91219 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.7 - Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performance
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
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: 9
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.