Drama NCEA Level 2



This subject leads to an approved UE course of study. Standards marked (R) may be counted towards the Reading credits for Literacy. Standards marked with (W) may be counted towards the Writing credits for Literacy.


Successful completion of Year 11 Drama NCEA Level 1 or Drama IGCSE, or previous drama experience with permission from the Faculty Head.

Course Description:

The Drama NCEA Level 2 course develops skills, control and confidence, which are valuable to students in all their studies and in whatever careers they choose to follow. Students will continue to develop drama techniques, improvisation skills, perform in a substantial production and learn to structure and express ideas in written form. Part of the homework associated with drama will be group rehearsal outside of school time. Some assessments will be held after school at a public performance. Several theatre trips will be organised throughout the year. Students will be required to see at least one live performance as preparation for the external examination. Students will be assessed on 4 of the following 9 standards based on their strengths:

Achievement Standards:

291215Drama 2.3 - Discuss a drama or theatre form or period with a reference to a text4ExternalCompulsory
291219(W)Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performance4ExternalCompulsory
291213(R)Drama 2.1 - Apply drama techniques in a scripted context4InternalCompulsory
291214Drama 2.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise an intention5InternalCompulsory
291216(R)Drama 2.4 - Use complex performance skills associated with a drama or theatre form or period4InternalCompulsory
291218(R)Drama 2.6 - Perform a substantial acting role in a scripted production5InternalCompulsory

Assessment Summary: