Level 3 Drama
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.
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.
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.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 23
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.