13DRA

13 Drama Accelerate

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Carmela Hughes

This course is for students who have already completed the 13DR1 course as Year 12s.

Option 1: attempting Drama Scholarship

Drama Techniques (without credits)

Students will select an extract from an appropriate script to self-direct and perform as either a monologue in or in pairs. If they are attempting Drama Scholarship they must perform as a monologue by themselves. The extract can be from a variety of theatre-forms, including Shakespeare, Naturalism, and Pasifika/Māori Theatre. 

Devising (without credits)

Students will create, refine and develop a solo short play centered around the life of a person from history. They may choose to select someone well-known or someone from their own life. They will use drama conventions to craft a performance which showcases an aspect of this person's identity.

Script Writing OR Directing

Scriptwriting: Students will write a mid-length (approx 20-30 minute) play based in a specific place and time in history. They will be required to research and brainstorm the historical and social context of the time to inform the creation of their play and their characters. Attempting this project requires solid skills in written and spoken English. Students are required to work alone for this assessment, but are allowed to gather feedback from others.

Directing: Direct an excerpt from a play of their choosing. They will select students to play the characters, and be responsible for designing and sourcing all of the technologies.

Option 2: NOT attempting Drama Scholarship

Directing 

A limited number of students will be eligible to direct an excerpt from a play of their choosing. They will select students to play the characters, and be responsible for designing and sourcing all of the technologies.

Script Writing 

Students will write a mid-length (approx 20-30 minute) play based in a specific place and time in history. They will be required to research and brainstorm the historical and social context of the time to inform the creation of their play and their characters. Attempting this project requires solid skills in written and spoken English. Students are required to work alone for this assessment, but are allowed to gather feedback from others.

Theatreform

Students will study the form of Absurdism and work either solo, in pairs or small groups to perform an extract from Absurdist play. They will need to use the provided resources to research and implement their understanding of Absurdism into their performance.

Prerequisites

At least 8 internal credits from 13DR1 or HOD approval.


 


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*13DRA* – Supplementary costs: Approx $30

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 14 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91515 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.4 - Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91519 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.8 - Script a drama suitable for live performance
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5w *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91520 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 3.9 - Direct a drama performance
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 5r *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 93304 v19
NZQA Info
SCHL - Drama
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 0
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 14
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 14
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 14
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 14

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.