Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 1 Drama Full Course

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960497

Recommended Prior Learning

Learners should be open to performing in front of others (in a group or in pairs) as a safe and supportive working environment will be established. 

This course focuses on learners becoming increasingly literate in Drama. Our focus for the year will be developing communication skills through drama practice. We will perform scripts, participate in lively discussions, devise scenes and pieces of theatre, watch live theatrical performances – all of which show and explore how we can communicate through the powerful tool of performance. 

This course develops skills, knowledge and confidence which are applicable to learners in their other school subjects and their lives beyond school.

It is a great course to take for those who are interested in increasing confidence and creativity, as well as having some fun!

Learning Areas:

Arts (Performing), Wellbeing

Assessment Information

Please note that the standard credit totals displayed below as well as the standard descriptions are subject to change before the start of 2024 due to the upcoming NCEA Level 1 changes.

Career Pathways

Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Actor, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Sound Technician, Author, Dancer, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Make-up Artist, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Early Childhood Teacher, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Horse Trainer, Model, Nanny/Child Carer, Private Teacher/Tutor

Course Costs and Equipment

$50 Course fee – covers the cost of a workshop and resources
A device
1B5 book


Although we aim to enable every learner to have the course that they prefer,  limited places or learning requirements may restrict learners' choices.