DRA1

NCEA L1 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. It covers the topics: Drama techniques, Devise and Perform a drama, Demonstrate features of a drama/theatre form and Perform an acting role in a scripted production.

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. 90006 v6 Drama 1.1 - Apply drama techniques in a dramatic context

Term 2
A.S. 90999 v4 Drama 1.4 - Use features of a drama/theatre form in a performance

Term 3
A.S. 90997 v2 Drama 1.2 - Devise and perform a drama
A.S. 90998 v7 Drama 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of the features of a drama/theatre form

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90006 v6
NZQA Info
Drama 1.1 - Apply drama techniques in a dramatic context
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90009 v6
NZQA Info
Drama 1.6 - Perform an acting role in a scripted production
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90011 v7
NZQA Info
Drama 1.7 - Demonstrate understanding of the use of drama aspects within live performance
Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90997 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 1.2 - Devise and perform a drama
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90999 v4
NZQA Info
Drama 1.4 - Use features of a drama/theatre form in a performance
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 22
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 22
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0