Approx Cost:
$40 for evening performances/workshops
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Requirements:

Open entry, but this course is suited to those with a strong interest in Drama and performance. Students are expected to rehearse in and out of class time and be available for evening performances for their major acting roles.

Course Outline:

This course is a continuation of the semester one course and builds on the skills learned in Year 10 Drama. It is based around Level 5 of the National Curriculum. There is one internal NCEA Level 2 assessment which includes 4 literacy credits.

Students will perform in four performances over the year, presented to audiences beyond the class. These will focus on developing and enhancing confidence through more deliberate and controlled use of techniques, elements and conventions of Drama:

  •  Developing confidence and communication through performance.

Students develop skills in coping with real-life interview situations including work/ university interviews and how to put on a performance persona for a range of contexts, including public speaking situations or singing/public performances/auditions.

  •  Let’s Embody!:

Students will be able to develop empathy and the ability to consider multiple perspectives, while also developing their voice, body, movement and use of space techniques. Method Acting skills enable students to ‘step into another person’s shoes’. Students will be introduced to some of the best of New Zealand theatre and apply their learning through the performance of short groups scenes presented to whānau and friends.

Where Does It Lead:

Students begin to develop higher level academic, technological, practical and life skills. The skills and attitudes learnt in Drama include working as a group, creative and critical thinking skills, self- management, confidence and communication skills can be used through and beyond the school career. Students can continue with Year 12 Drama where entry requirements are met or by negotiation with the HOD.

For further information see:
Mrs McLean