12DRA

Level 2 Drama

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms D. Moran

This course extends students in vocal communication, characterisation, teamwork, confidence and self management skills.  There are a number of performance opportunities, where students will work collaboratively in small groups and a major class production. Students will explore different genres of theatre and use these in their application of drama conventions to convey messages and themes in their performance. Students will develop skills in collaboration, creativity, building of confidence, empathy and communication.  Studying Drama will benefit careers in law, medicine, project management, event organising, production management and the creative industries.


Course Overview

Term 1
Apply drama techniques in a scripted context. Students will develop techniques of voice, body, movement an use of space to create a credible character from a well known piece of theatre. Students will work collaboratively in small groups to apply the techniques and create a realistic ensemble performance.

Term 2
Perform a substantial acting role in a scripted production. Students will work collaboratively with the class to develop an acting role and perform a production to an audience. Students will learn to work as a team, receiving feedback and feed forward to develop their production under direction. Self management are a vital part of this learning process.

Term 3
Devise and perform drama to realise an intention. Students will create a script collaboratively to form an intention around a current societal issue. Students will work collaboratively in small groups to relate their ideas in a meaningful way.

Term 4
Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performance. Students will view a live and recorded performance to learn the process of analysis of aspects of drama. They will record the production aspects that have formed the directors intentions in realising a purpose for the production.

Recommended Prior Learning

12 Level 1 Drama credits but this is not an essential requirement.


Assessment Information

Students will work in collaborative small groups but be assessed individually when they perform. Video evidence will be used to collect information for assessment. Students will receive regular feedback and feed forward to develop their roles and meaning within each standard.

Pathway

Level Two Drama leads on to Drama at Level three and benefits all of the performing arts. At level two Drama is analytical and requires critical thinking, examination of society and our place in it. You will work collaboratively to examine a theme, study a genre of theatre form from Elizabethan, Commedia dell'arte, or Physical Theatre. Drama is beneficial to career pathways in law, medicine, project management, event planning, production management and the creative industries.

Credit Information

Course can be endorsed with Merit or Excellence

This course is approved for University Entrance.

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. 91213 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.1 - Apply drama techniques in a scripted context
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91214 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise an intention
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91218 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a scripted production
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91219 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.7 - Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performance
Level: 2
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
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: 9
Total Numeracy Credits: 0