WHA2
This course requires 2 options.

Whakaari - Level 2

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms Z. Creek


Nau mai haere mai

"Kia kawea tātou e te rēhia" - Let us be taken by the spirit of joy, of entertainment

Whakaari - Level 2 links to the New Zealand Arts Curriculum, Drama (Toi Whakaari). The course is open to all students wishing to study Drama in a Māori context. 

This course develops the techniques of acting in the theatre and beyond. Students will use the Drama ‘elements’ and ‘techniques’ to create multiple devised and scripted performances in groups. There is a focus on live performance, and the interaction between audience and performer. Students are required to make some written judgments about how their own techniques and others’ communicates meaning.

** Credits in this course count towards UE Literacy (8r, 4w) **

No reira, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena tatou katoa.




Course Overview

Term 1
Wiremu Hekepia
The human behaviour described in William Shakespeare’s plays is both complex and familiar. Through exploring his plays in a Māori context, students discover characters as they experience gut-wrenching grief, love-at-first-sight, unbearable jealousy and heartbreak.

Term 2
New Zealand Theatre
In traditional Māori society, the whare tapere was a site for storytelling, dance, music and games.
Students will engage with the history of Māori theatre including pre-European; 1970s Māori activism and a wave of activity in Māori theatre; and the consolidation or Māori theatre in the 1990s.
Students may also explore Pacifika Theatre and New Zealand Theatre.

Term 3
Hanga te Whare Tapere - Devising.
Students devise and perform their own original drama. Devising involves improvisation as a key tool in exploring and selecting conventions to create elements of the drama.
The devising process involves an ongoing cycle of discussion, exploration, and experimentation.

Term 4
Revision and exam preparation

Prerequisites

None


Pathway

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Course endorsement provides recognition for a student who has performed exceptionally well in an individual course.
Students will gain an endorsement for a course if, in a single school year, they achieve:
14 or more credits at Merit or Excellence, and
at least 3 of these credits from externally assessed standards and 3 credits from internally assessed standards.

This course is approved for University Entrance.
For a full list of UE approved subjects, go here:
https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/approved-subjects

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91102 v2
NZQA Info
English 2.5 - Construct and deliver a crafted and controlled oral text

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

3
3
3
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91213 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.1 - Apply drama techniques in a scripted context

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91214 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.2 - Devise and perform a drama to realise an intention

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91216 v4
NZQA Info
Drama 2.4 - Use complex performance skills associated with a drama or theatre form or period

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91220 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 2.8 - Script a scene suitable for drama performance

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4w
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 20
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 12
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

POLICY
It is the policy of Tauranga Boys’ College to have school-wide policies that inform parents and students of the criteria for administering all Assessments for National Qualifications.

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