Level 2 Drama
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.
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.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Actor, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Author, Dancer, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Journalist, Communications Professional, Editor, Make-up Artist, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Private Teacher/Tutor, Television Presenter,
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.
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.