Level 1 Drama


Subject: Drama Level 1

Level: Year 11

Code: DRA1

Entry Guidelines: Preferably Year 10 Dance/Drama

Course Description:

From the general approach in the junior school, this course narrows the focus and explores the techniques of acting in the theatre and beyond. Students explore the Drama 'elements' and 'techniques' to create multiple devised and scripted performances of a solo and group nature. There is a focus on live performance, and the interaction between audience and performer. Students are required to make some written judgments about how their own techniques and others communicates meaning.

A full class production, a live theatre outing to the Nelson Arts Festival, and specialist workshops are integrated into the course. Year 11 lays the co-operative groundwork for the 'ensemble' nature of the Year 12 and 13 class: Whakaari Matua.

Future Pathways:


Contribution: $30 to cover the theatre visit and script costs.

Achievement Standards

AS 90006 Int 4 Cr - Apply drama techniques in a dramatic context

AS 90999 Int 4 Cr Use features of a drama or theatre form in performance

AS 90997 Int 5 Cr - Devise and perform a drama

AS 90009 Int 5 Cr - Perform an acting role in a scripted production.

AS 90011 Ext 4 Cr - Demonstrate understanding of the use of drama aspects within live performance. Ext 4 credits