11DRA

Level 1 Drama

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms D. Moran

Students will work collaboratively in groups to study scripts and create their own scenes around a concept. Students will enhance their practical knowledge in devised theatre by developing techniques using movement, creativity, characterisation and performance skills. They will develop self-confidence with regards to performing and study the theory of theatre.


Course Overview

Term 1
Apply Drama techniques of voice, body, movement and use of space to create a character within a scene. Students will work in groups to apply techniques in a realistic and credible performance.
Students will learn to interpret a characters thoughts and motivations while learning to react to other characters in a performance scene.

Term 2
Perform an acting role in a scripted production. Students will have the opportunity to perform a short production with their peers for a live audience within the school term. They will develop theatre skills to create credible roles, self management and use technical skills of lighting, sound in production management.

Term 3
Devise and perform a drama. Students will work collaboratively to create a scene around the theme of social injustice. They will learn the conventions of theatre to create a scene that is meaningful to an audience which conveys a message around a current issue.

Term 4
Demonstrate understanding of the use of drama aspects within live performance. Students will view a live and recorded performance to develop their understanding of theatre and the elements of a production. They will identify and describe the elements, conventions and aspects of a live performance. This is an external assessment in term four.

Assessment Information

Students will work in collaborative groups but be assessed individually. Students will receive regular feedback and feed forward to develop a credible character and to realise a concept. Feedback and assessment will be through video so students can view their work.

Pathway

This course will lead on to Level 2 Drama and further depth of analysis, character development and use of conventions to create a message through performance. Skills will develop through collaboration, creativity, building of confidence, empathy and communication skills. Studying Drama will benefit careers in law, medicine, project management, event organising, production management and the creative industries.

Credit Information

Course can be endorsed with Merit or Excellence

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 18
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0