Approx Cost:
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Course Outline:

Students are expected to perform all practical assessments to an audience of peers and/or wider school audience.

This course is based around Level 3 of the National Curriculum. The range of units that may be offered are:

  • Developing Ideas.

Students use elements and conventions to devise a plot based on contemporary stories.

  • Developing Practical Knowledge.

     Students learn basic stage and body awareness and ways to communicate a character using voice, body, movement and use of space.

  • Communication and Interpreting in Drama.

     Students learn about character work and tandem storytelling using NZ Theatre extracts.

  • Understanding Drama in Context.

Students are introduced to ‘Commedia dell’ Arte’ characters and situations and explore use of mask and physical comedy.


Written reflections for each unit form a part of the overall result in this course.

Where Does It Lead:

Students learn to work with others, develop critical and creative thinking skills while developing performance and communication skills in a range of dramatic contexts. Students who gain an ‘achieved at the level’ are able to continue with Year 10 Drama.

For further information see:
Mrs S McLean.