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Level 1 DRAMA COURSE OUTLINE.                             Click here for the year plan.

TermCodeAchievement Standard TitleCreditsInt / ExtLevel 1 Literacy


190006Apply drama techniques in a dramatic context4I

2/390009Perform an acting role in a scripted production5I*

390997Devise and perform a drama5I*

Demonstrate understanding of features of a drama/theatre form


* All standards in Level 1 Drama count towards 
level 1 literacy. 

What should I have already achieved?
Previous experience in Drama is recommended but is not required.
What will I learn?

Drama expresses human experience through a focus on role, action, and tension, played out in time and         space. In drama education, students learn to structure these elements and to use dramatic conventions,           techniques, and technologies to create imagined worlds.

As students work with drama techniques, they learn to use spoken and written language with increasing           control and confidence and to communicate effectively using body language, movement, and space. As           they perform, analyse, and respond to different forms of drama and theatre, they gain a deeper                         appreciation of their rich cultural heritage and language and new power to examine attitudes, behaviours,         and values.

Specifically the course will cover: Elizabethan Theatre and its impact in world theatre, Techniques for               performance, devising your own performance based around a New Zealand issue and context,                         performing a one act play.
How will this course be assessed?
There are 4 compulsory internal standards. One external standard is compulsory and there is an optional         extension standard that is also offered as an external.
By negotiation with the teacher students will be selecting a course of between 22 and 26 credits. 

Will there be any FAO?  (Further Assessment Opportunities)
Students who chose not to do the Elizabethan standard may use this as an FAO for 90006. 
Are there any Pre-requisite for level 2 Drama? 12 credits in Level 1 Drama or at the discretion of the teacher in charge of the course, in consultation with the LA LA.
What are the course costs? Approximately $30-50 for live performances and transport.