Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

11 Drama Accelerate

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Carmela Hughes.


HoD Approval

11 Drama Accelerate offers students a range of assessment opportunities in performance, script-writing, improvisation, and theory at a more intensive level, including a Level 2 standard. Throughout the year they will complete these projects:

Students will study and reflect on works of art to create a piece of theatre that is inspired by a short story. The style of performance for this unit is Physical Theatre, which includes using the body to create both realistic and symbolic movement. This is a group assessment for which the students will receive a group grade. Assessment is based on creativity and execution of their ideas.

Students will work in small groups to direct their own extract from a play. They will be responsible for selecting props, set and costumes and directing all of the performance themselves. The style of these performances will be "Comedy of Manners", a style developed in Europe - examples of plays in this style include The Importance of Being Earnest, and Pygmalion (My Fair Lady). Assessment is based on their ability to create and perform a character, and is individually assessed. This project will be assessed against the Level 2 Standard for performance of Drama Techniques.

The class will perform a play across two evenings to an audience of whānau, teachers, friends and invited guests. Students will be expected to work with the teacher and their peers to develop their role and get ready for a live performance. Assessment is based on their ability to act out their role in the play and their effect on the audience, and is individually assessed.

Students will also work on a drama analysis and theory standard from the new NCEA Level 1.




12 Drama 1

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*11DRA* – Supplementary costs: $15 + cost for optional trip sometime in the year (approx $20-$25).
Theatre Blacks (plain black clothing - a top and pants/shorts)