L3DRAM

Level 3 Drama

Course Description

Level 3 Drama explores the artistry of performance and theatre in greater depth. The course involves solo, paired, and group performances, with an emphasis on developing students to a professional standard.  

The course includes three large internal projects and one external exam.



Course Overview

What is taught in courses varies from year to year. This course could include:
1. Students performing a monologue, or in small groups an extract from a play, focusing on the Drama techniques of Voice, Body, Movement and Space.

2. The study of either Commedia Dell’arte, Greek or the Brecht Theatre Form and performance of a scene using the features of the chosen period of Drama.

3. Students will perform in the Level 3 class production to an invited audience of family and friends.

4. (Optional internal) Students will use the devising process to craft an original performance piece in small groups.

5. Students sit an external exam based on the live performances they have seen throughout the year.

Recommended Prior Learning

To be accepted for this course students must have earned 12 or more credits in Level 2 Drama, or have received HOF approval

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There will be at least two trips 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.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91513 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91515 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.4 - Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91517 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a significant production
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91518 v3
NZQA Info
Drama 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91519 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.8 - Script a drama suitable for live performance
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 23
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 18
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23

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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.