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Year 10 Course Outline

Year 10 Drama  

Course Outline 2014


This is taught over a semester - two terms.


The Year 10 course is under review as I gather and trial a range of material from my full year courses.


Term One


Introductory and revision:  Tikanga and expectations of using the drama space; revision of drama conventions


Improvisation:  Theatre Sports – learning appropriate terminology and improvisation skills (formative)

Revise Theatre Sports games and exercises from Year 9; teach and assess Space Jump and one other game from choice of Hitchhiker, Bus Stop or Party Quirks (summative)

Devising: Devising and performing a story about the issue of Bullying. Alternate devising task based on Intergenerational Storytelling will be also be offered.


Term Two 


Devising continued: Group rehearsals and formative assessment of process, creativity and contribution to group work. Summative assessment of performance, script and technology tasks – costume design, poster and tickets

Monologues: Introduction to the drama techniques of voice, body, movement and space for use in solo performances from a range of multi-cultural scripts


Mask-making – performing arts technology (non-assessed fun task to complete course: Design and decorate your own mask to take home


NCEA: Students will be given the opportunity to view and discuss senior work.


Gifted and Talented Course 2nd Semester:

Credits could be offered to accelerant students who wish to complete a second semester in Drama - course is not currently offered as an option but could include:


Radio Rumbles: Script writing and voice assessments (using vocal techniques to express character; writing dialogue)

Movement: Create and perform a dance/drama piece (introduction to dance terminology and practice within a dramatic context)


Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet - language, stage combat, sword fighting, scripts and Elizabethan times


Portfolios: introduction to NZQA ‘written supporting evidence’ with practical exercises aimed at Year 10 and which will help prepare them for success at Level One.

Could also include Level One standards for a particularly able group who are interested in gaining credits during Year 10.