DRA3

NCEA L3 Drama

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs N. Searle

This is a full year general course for students interested in a career in the various entertainment fields or tertiary study. It focuses on developing and analyzing drama techniques and complex performance skills.

Drama at NCEA level is a University approved academic subject.

The skills learned in drama prepare students for further study or a career in the arts as well as building confidence in their interpersonal and presentational skills that they can utilize in whatever they choose to do beyond school. 

 The senior courses build on the foundational concepts introduced at the junior level. Students can expect to play characters with increasing complexity, both scripted and created through the devising process.

  • They will expand their knowledge of established theatre forms and experiment with techniques and conventions particular to that form. 
  • They will be encouraged to critically reflect on their creative process as well as their own worldview.

 Drama students are creative, collaborative problem-solvers which makes them excellent employees, team-mates and citizens.


Course Overview

Term 1
A.S. 91512 v2 Drama 3.1 - Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance
Level 3 Internal 4 Credits
Due W10

Term 2
A.S. 91515 v2 Drama 3.4 - Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period
Level 3 Internal 4 Credits
Due W6

Term 3
A.S. 91518 v3 Drama 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance
Level 3 External, 4 Credits
Due W6

A.S. 91513 v2 Drama 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept
Level 3 Internal, 5 Credits
Due T4 W2

Term 4
A.S. 91513 v2 Drama 3.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept
Level 3 Internal, 5 Credits
Due W2

A.S. 91518 v3 Drama 3.7 - Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance
Level 3 External, 4 Credits
Due W2

Credit Information

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91512 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.1 - Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
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. 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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 17
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 17
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 12
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 17

Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.