Approx Cost:
$30 for workbooks, workshops and optional performances
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Recommendations:

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 builds on the skills learned in Year 10 Drama and is based around Level 5 of the National Curriculum.   There are no NCEA assessments in this semester course.

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: 

  • A.  Let’s Create: Students in groups will enhance their ability to shape and refine more complex narratives within a historical context.

  • B.   Heroes and Villains: Students will gain confidence as they are introduced to the Victorian Melodrama, a time of swashbuckling heroes, villains and damsels in distress. Costumes and technologies will support the traditional staging of Victorian melodramas, where plots are predictable and happy endings are obligatory. Culminates in an evening performance in front of 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 which 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