10DRA

Year 10 Drama

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms D. Moran

This year 10 course is a continuation of building the elements, techniques and conventions of Drama. The skills learnt are taught through the historical focus of Greek mask and Melodrama theatre form. Further creativity is developed through devising and building on improvisations skills. The Drama technologies are introduced to develop students skills in lighting, sound and theatre design. These aspects are linked to the NCEA senior Drama curriculum which is a literacy based subject.

TOPIC

STUDENT OUTCOMES

LEVEL 4-6 - KEY COMPETENCIES

Open script development

Techniques of Drama

Students learn devising and improvisation skills

Focus on managing self, relating to others and thinking.

Greek Mask/Melodrama

Theatre Form

Students study historical aspects of drama through the devices of mask and theatre form

Using language, symbols and text

Participating and contributing

Whole class performance

Melodrama

Students perform a short 25 minute Drama based on one of the chosen theatre forms

Participating and contributing

Thinking

Relating to others

 

Optional Activities

Show quest, Shakespeare Festival/ Vast Dance, Theatre Sports Competition.

Students have the opportunity to work on regional theatre/ performance competitions

Relating to others

Participating and contributing




Course Overview

Term 1
Improvisation- Theatre sports competition with Nelson College for Girls'- Students learn to work in a group effectively.
Students learn the skills of improvisation, thinking on their feet, accepting offers and problem solving.
Techniques of drama- Confidence in using voice, body, movement and use of space to create a character.

Term 2
Greek Theatre- Students learn the features of this theatre form through the history of Greek theatre. They apply their skills of performing in a mask to produce the play Odysseus.
Devised theatre- Students work on creating their own script around a current issue that is meaningful to them OR opt for roles within the senior production which is 'Shuriken' in 2022. Students who take on this role will be eligible for level one credits.

Semester A
Improvisation- Theatre sports competition with Nelson College for Girls'- Students learn to work in a group effectively.
Students learn the skills of improvisation, thinking on their feet, accepting offers and problem solving.
Techniques of drama- Confidence in using voice, body, movement and use of space to create a character.

Semester B
Greek Theatre- Students learn the features of this theatre form through the history of Greek theatre. They apply their skills of performing in a mask to produce the play Odysseus.
Devised theatre- Students work on creating their own script around a current issue that is meaningful to them OR opt for roles within the senior production which is 'Shuriken' in 2022. Students who take on this role will be eligible for level one credits.

Recommended Prior Learning

None required.

Assessment Information

Students receive verbal and written feedback regularly as they work through each assessment.
Performances are videoed and there may be an opportunity for parents to view their work within a performance- i.e.- The senior play.

Pathway

Year 10 Drama teaches valuable life skills which are essential for 21st Century learners. You will learn the skills of communication, confidence, collaboration, creativity, and empathy. Students work in small groups on scripts where they develop characters within situations. The students have an opportunity to perform their own devised work as well as collaborating on the senior play for level one credits.