Approx Cost:
$30.00 for workshops/performances
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Recommendations:

Students are expected to make a commitment to rehearse in and out of class time and be available for evening performances for their major acting roles. Students with no prior Drama experience will need to do a short audition in front of the HOD Drama.

Course Outline:

This full year course is based around Level 6 of the National Curriculum. The course aims to develop students’ knowledge of performance forms and styles as well as continue to extend communication, performance and production skills. 

This course has an optional exam, but is otherwise fully internally assessed. Course Endorsement is only available to those doing an external exam.

2.1. Apply drama techniques in a scripted context (4 credits).

2.2. Devise and perform a drama to realise an intention (5 credits).

2.4. Use complex performance skills associated with a drama or theatre form or period (4 credits).

2. 6. Perform a substantial acting role in a scripted production (5 credits)


Unit standards: Costume, set design, make- up or production area (4 US credits).


2.2 Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performances (4 credits) (external)

2.8 Script a scene suitable for drama performance (4 credits)

2.9 Direct a scene for drama performance (4 credits)


Where Does It Lead:

Students 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 which can be used through and beyond the school career.

Students can continue with Year 13 Drama if entry requirements are met or by negotiation with the HOD.

For further information see:
Mrs McLean.