Drama

Drama

Year 9 Drama (10 week course) 

The Year 9 Drama programme introduces students to the basic drama techniques of movement and voice. Students will work in both scripted and improvised settings. There are assessments during the course which assess a variety of drama skills, including devising and acting.

Year 10 Drama (1/2 year option) 

This course builds on the Year 9 course. It explores all aspects of drama so that students can understand, appreciate and participate in a range of dramatic contexts. Students will be working on improvisation skills that develop their confidence, self-discipline, resourcefulness and adaptability. They will present course work and be assessed in a variety of different forms


Drama Level 1 

Students who study Drama will develop their imagination, increase self-esteem and develop theatre skills by exploring and experimenting with ideas in a dramatic context. They will be assessed against the NCEA curriculum to produce confident, knowledgeable and articulate performers. Internal assessment is based on practical performance and written portfolio work, providing evidence of both practical and theoretical understanding. Career paths that stem from Drama include acting, theatre management, lighting, sound and technical engineering, film and television work, stage performance and production direction. Drama skills can also lead into areas such as law, communication technology, education, journalism and broadcasting. Drama can be continued into University study with a performing arts degree or via theatre companies and schools, such as Excel, Toi Whakaari or NASDA.

Drama Level 2 

Students who study Drama will develop their imagination, increase self-esteem and develop theatre skills by exploring and experimenting with ideas in a dramatic context. They will become confident, knowledgeable and articulate performers. Internal assessment is based on practical performance and written portfolio work, providing evidence of both practical and theoretical understanding. Career paths that stem from Drama include acting, theatre management, lighting, sound and technical engineering, film and television work, stage performance and production direction. Drama skills can also lead into areas such as law, communication technology, education, journalism and broadcasting Drama can be continued into University study with a performing arts degree or via theatre companies and schools, such as Excel, Toi Whakaari or NASDA.

Drama Level 3 & Scholarship

Students who study Drama will develop their imagination, increase self-esteem and develop theatre skills by exploring and experimenting with ideas in a dramatic context. They will become confident, knowledgeable and articulate performers. Internal assessment is based on practical performance and written portfolio work, providing evidence of both practical and theoretical understanding. Career paths that stem from Drama include acting, theatre management, lighting, sound and technical engineering, film and television work, stage performance and production direction. Drama skills can also lead into areas such as law, communication technology, education, journalism and broadcasting Drama can be continued into University study with a performing arts degree or via theatre companies and schools, such as Excel, Toi Whakaari or NASDA. Level 3 Achievement Standards will be negotiated with individual students according to their strengths.