In Senior Drama, students learn how to make sense of the world and how to find their place in our community. Drama is a form of celebrating and exploring our heritages and helps us to prepare for the future by challenging us to explore the attitudes and beliefs of characters from other worlds.
The importance of Senior Drama
Through Drama, students develop a deeper understanding of themselves and others. Drama is for the students of today who will be the adults of tomorrow - adults with an appreciation of who they are in relation to others, where they come from, and what kind of world they would like to live in.
What pathways does Senior Drama lead to?
The skills you learn in Drama can lead onto a range of qualifications and careers. These can include, but are not limited to: Careers in the Film and Television Industry as either actors, writers, directors and in technical support roles. Journalism, Marketing, PR, Event Organisation and Teaching.
What will be covered in the Senior Drama Programmes?
Level 1 Drama:
In this course students will be entered into 4 internal assessments which focus on delivering performances that highlight Drama techniques, elements and conventions. There will be 1 external assessment which focuses on Melodrama as a theatre form. Students have the opportunity to gain 22 credits towards the achievement of Level 1 NCEA.
Level 2 Drama:
This course builds on what was learnt in Level 1 and students again, are entered into 4 internals and an external which will either be about a live performance or a theatre form. If students prove to have writing and directing skills, we are able to offer internal standards that assess this.
Level 3 Drama:
This course builds on what was learnt in Level 2 and students again, are entered into 4 internals and an external which will either be about a live performance or a theatre form. Students should expect to perform pieces in a pair or by themselves. If students prove to have writing and directing skills we are able to offer more standards that assess this.