Level 3 Drama
Teacher in Charge: Ms C. Nicholson
LEARNING ACTIVITIES: Practical work in an extended range of theatre skills; voice, movement, character development, script writing, plus group and paired performance. Script interpretation and live theatre analysis.
Development of performance ability is relevant to situations that require presentation skills. The ability to communicate clear intentions to an audience is advantageous, in a range of professions. Self-discipline, focus, confidence, collaboration and team work are qualities valued by both employers and tertiary providers. Learning in Drama compliments learning in: languages, visual arts, social sciences, health and physical education, technology and media studies.
Careers associated with the skills developed through creating theatre and performance work include; film and theatre acting, television and radio broadcasting, script writing, directing, film making, teaching, law, event management, journalism, community and youth social work.
Recommended Prior Learning
12 NCEA Level 1 and / or Level 2 Drama credits are preferable. However, experience in performance through the school production or related community theatre involvement would be considered. Students may seek entry permission from the HOD if they are interested but in doubt about their former experience level. Students will need to be able to perform in front of an audience.
As there is a significant amount of group work involved in this course, a good attendance record is essential as a prerequisite for entry.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.
It is the policy of Lynfield College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.