Whangaparaoa College Whangaparaoa College

Level 2 Drama

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 27960497

Recommended Prior Learning

Learners need to understand that they will need to use some literacy skills in this subject and will be required to perform in front of others in a group.

This course increases confidence and allows for skill building that will help learners with all aspects of life!

This course also allows for learners to get UNIVERSITY APPROVED LITERACY credits!!!

This course prepares students for NCEA Level 2. Students will:

  • Learn acting technique, focusing on the theories of Stanislavski
  • Study Maori Theatre and perform some works from Briar Grace Smith, Hone Kouka and Witi Ihimaera
  • Explore devised theatre, where students will create their own, original drama around a topic or text
  • Write their own scene of a script and have peers perform it
  • Some learners will also sit a written external examination to demonstrate their understanding of drama within live performances they have seen

Year 12 Drama requires commitment from students to be present at least 90% of the time. This is to ensure we can complete the content of the course, as well as give time to adequately prepare with other for performance assessments. 

Learning Areas:

Arts (Performing)


Level 3 Drama

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

$60 Course Fee to cover the cost of various workshops and theatre performances.
Clear plastic folder for scripts
Device to use for Google Classroom


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