Level 2 Drama

What should I have already achieved?

For the greatest success, students wishing to enrol in the NCEA L2 Drama course should have at least 12 Credits in Level 1 Drama or pass in Level 1 NCEA . Exemptions from these prerequisites will be made for those with passion and involvement in the performing arts.

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: Pasifika Theatre and its impact in the world of theatre, Techniques for performance, devising your own performance based around a New Zealand issue and context, Writing a script for the purpose of performance and view and analysisng of live performances.

How will this course be assessed?

There are 3 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 18 and 26 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.

Are there any Pre-requisite for level 3 Drama? 12 credits in Level 2 Drama or at the discretion of the teacher in charge of the course, in consultation with the LA.

What are the course costs?

Approximately $30-50 for live performances and transport.