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NCEA Level 1 Drama
Level 1
Number of Credits: 17

Entry Recommendations: Open entry. Year 10 Drama is recommended.

Course Outline: Level 1 Drama builds on the skills developed in Years 9 and 10. 

Skills developed in the course:

  • Drama performance skills
  • Analysis of performance techniques and technologies
  • Devising drama
  • Theatre studies

Course costs: $50 to cover costs involved in the Year 11 NCEA Drama production.

This course leads to: NCEA Level 2 Drama or IB Theatre Studies.


AS 90006
Apply drama techniques in a dramatic context
4 Credits
Performance, annotated script and statement of intent
Assessment Period - Term 1, Week 9
AS 900997
Devise and perform a drama
5 Credits
Performance and statement of intent
Assessment Period - Term 2, Week 9
AS 90011
Demonstrate understanding of the use of drama aspects within live performance
4 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 4
AS 90999
Use features of a drama / theatre form in a performance
4 Credits
Assessment Period - Term 3, Week 5
Level 1 Drama