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Learning Area: Performing Arts

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DANCE AND DRAMA: NCEA LEVEL 1

Course description:
This course is both Drama and Dance and students are expected and encouraged to do both Curriculum areas. Most of the learning is done through practical exploration through scripts, group dance, exploring different theatre styles and dances that have influenced society. Students will be encouraged to learn through creativity, exploring empathy and connecting to others.

Students must be able to work with others as all of the assessments are in pairs orgroups. This is a performance course so most assessments will be done in front of a live audience.


Possible Pathways:

This course works towards the Creative Industry Vocational Pathway in the fields of Theatre, Film, TV, and Radio.

NCEA Assessment:

21 Credits ( 3 Drama assessments/ 2 Dance)

14 Literacy credits at level 1

Exclusions:

Open entry. But if you have not done year 10 drama a conversation with Ms Moxey is advised.


DANCE AND DRAMA: NCEA LEVELS 2 and 3

Course description:

This is a combined dance and drama performance Responsive course, which will focus on learning techniques and different genres of dance and drama. Students will work in groups and pairs in most assessments.

Possible pathways:

This course works towards the Creative Industries Vocational Pathway in the fields of Theatre, Film, Television, and Radio. Learning through the performing arts is a rich context for learning and also seen as a key method of developing the brain and supports learning in all other career pathways.

NCEA credits available: 21 (includes 4 writing UE literacy credits / 4 UE reading literacy credits. 4 level 1 literacy credits)

Exclusions: Entry is open. Students must come with a positive attitude and a willingness to be challenged and receptive. 


COURSE TITLE: MUSIC NCEA LEVEL 1

Course description:

In this full year course, you will learn and develop solo and group performance skills, create, notate and perform original music, you will learn and develop skills in reading and writing music and to study selected songs as case studies. This is a programme intended for the focused student who wants to continue to develop as a life-long learner and musician.

Possible pathways:

This course works towards the Creative Industries Vocational Pathway in the fields of Theatre, Film, Musical Performances, Television, and Radio. Learning about music is also seen as a key method of developing the brain and supports learning in all other career pathways.

NCEA credits available: 24 (Includes 6 literacy credits)

Exclusions: Entry is open, but a reasonable understanding of musical concepts and some music ability is desirable.


COURSE TITLE: MUSIC NCEA LEVEL 2

Course description:

In this full year course, you will learn and develop solo and group performance skills, create, notate and perform original music, you will learn and develop skills in reading and writing music and to study selected songs as case studies. This is a programme intended for the focused student who wants to continue to develop as a life-long learner and musician and students are encouraged to enter music competitions.

Possible pathways:

This course works towards the Creative Industries Vocational Pathway in the fields of Theatre, Film, Musical Performances, Television, and Radio. Learning about music is also seen as a key method of developing the brain and supports learning in all other career pathways.

NCEA credits available: 28 (Includes 4 literacy credits)

Exclusions: Entry Is open, but a reasonable understanding of musical concepts and some music ability is desirable.


COURSE TITLE: MUSIC NCEA LEVEL 3

Course description:

In this full year course, you will learn and develop solo and group performance skills, create, notate and perform original music, you will learn and develop skills in reading and writing music and to study selected songs as case studies. This is a programme intended for the focused student who wants to continue to develop as a life-long learner and musician and students are encouraged to enter music competitions.

Possible pathways:

This course works towards the Creative Industries Vocational Pathway in the fields of Theatre, Film, Musical Performances, Television, and Radio. Learning about music is also seen as a key method of developing the brain and supports learning in all other career pathways.

NCEA credits available: 30 (Includes 6 literacy credits)

Exclusions: Entry Is open, but a reasonable understanding of musical concepts and some music ability is desirable.


NGA TOI MAORI: NCEA LEVELS 1, 2 and 3

Course description:

Toi Maori offers a range of NCEA credits at level 1-3. The course offers different aspects of Te Ao Maori and has a range of practical assessment tasks. Topics may include: Whakairo, Maori performing arts, Taonga Puoro, and Tikanga Maori. Individual courses can be designed for each student depending on their interests and strengths. There are also gender specific topics, e.g.: Whakairo for boys only. There are also further opportunities through participation in Polyfest to gain performance standards for Kapa Haka.

Possible pathways: Teaching (early childhood to Tertiary), Maori Business, Environmental, Hauora - Maori Health, Tourism, Maori Media, Maori Business and Governance. This combined with Te Reo Maori allows access to Te Waharoa (L2 National Certificate in Maori)

NCEA credits available: Taonga Puoro 34; Whakairo 20; Tikanga/Performance 18

Exclusions: None