WHA1
This course requires 2 options.

Whakaari - Level 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 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 1 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 explores the techniques of acting in the theatre and beyond. Students will learn 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.

** All credits in this course count towards Level 1 Literacy **

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
Māori 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.

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

Pathway

Prerequisites

None

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91000 v3
NZQA Info
Drama 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of a significant play

Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 8

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90999 v4
NZQA Info
Drama 1.4 - Use features of a drama/theatre form in a performance

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90998 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of features of a drama/theatre form

Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 5

Level: 1
Internal or External: External
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90997 v2
NZQA Info
Drama 1.2 - Devise and perform a drama

Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 90006 v6
NZQA Info
Drama 1.1 - Apply drama techniques in a dramatic context

Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 7

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 21
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 21
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

POLICY
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