Qualification: NCEA Level 3
Entry requirements Qualification: NCEA Level 2
Entry requirements: current students:
1. Achieved three of the four standards in Y12.
2. Evidence of the required level of self-management (verified by your current teacher).
At the discretion of the HOD for students who have not done Level 2 or do not meet the entry criteria.
Students will need black trousers/track pants and a long-sleeved dark T-shirt for performance work.
Content/Skills: The course is a combination of scripted work, devising, a major production and a written examination based upon theatre and performance knowledge.
There may also be opportunities for workshops and external visits.
Field Trips: In order to sit the external paper, students are required to write about a production they have seen that year. This may include performances at The Court Theatre, Hagley Theatre, NASDA and/or school productions.
Course Costs: Workshop costs when applicable, plus theatre ticket costs.
3 Internal Achievement Standards worth 14 Credits
1 External Achievement Standard worth 4 Credits
This course offers 9 UE Reading and 4 UE Writing credits.
Where does it lead?
Drama will enable you to combine creative and analytical approaches in undertaking your tertiary studies. It develops your capacity
· to work with independent focus
· to communicate effectively
· to work collaboratively
· to use approaches from a range of disciplines
· to connect your studies to the world around you.
It provides a foundation for a wide range of careers including law, broadcasting and journalism, public relations, event management and human resources. There are also a broad range of careers in the performance industry including film work, stage and theatre management, technical theatre work and acting.
For further information see Miss Tinworth.