Whakaari - Level 1

WHA1
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

Drama - Level 2

Prerequisites

None


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

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91000 v3 Drama 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of a significant play
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 8
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90999 v4 Drama 1.4 - Use features of a drama/theatre form in a performance
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90998 v2 Drama 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of features of a drama/theatre form
Assessments:
Term: 4, Week: 5
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90997 v2 Drama 1.2 - Devise and perform a drama
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8
1
I
5
Y
A.S. 90006 v6 Drama 1.1 - Apply drama techniques in a dramatic context
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 7
1
I
4
Y
Total Credits

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

Pathway Tags

Production Manager, Event Co-ordinator, Human Resources, Promoter, Theatre Producer / Assistant, Lighting Technician, Communications, Broadcasting, Media, Teacher, Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Cinema Projectionist, Dancer, Director (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Entertainer, Film and Video Editor, Film/Television Camera Operator, Light Technician, Media Producer, Musician, Production Assistant (Film/Television/Radio/Stage), Radio Presenter, Sound Technician, Television Presenter, Primary School Teacher, Private Teacher/Tutor, Tertiary Lecturer, Diversional Therapist


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.