Level 2 Drama


2021 Level 2 Drama standards

What should I have already achieved?

For the greatest success, students wishing to enrol in the NCEA L2 Drama course should have taken the Drama Curtain Call course. This is not a requirement, but it is highly recommended. It would also be beneficial if you have been involved in Drama productions either at previous schools or through external performance groups.

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: A theatre form or genre; for 2021 this will be either Commedia Del Atre or Greek theatre. There will also be an opportunity to performance acting role in a class production. In addition to these two major performances you will have an opportunity to write your own scene for a stage play.

How will this course be assessed?

There are 2 compulsory internal standards and one optional standard for those looking for extension. 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 14 and 22 credits.

Will there be any FAO? (Further Assessment Opportunities)

Students who chose not to do the writing standard will be given a further assessment opportunity for 91213.

What are the course costs?

Approximately $30-50 for live performances and transport. - This is not compulsory, but there is assessment directly linked to the attendance at a live performance external.