Garin College Garin College

Level 1 Drama

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Millard, A. Thomsen.

Entry Guidelines

The best preparation for this course is for learners to have a commitment to working collaboratively and a willingness to explore all forms of performance. 

This course will include learning opportunities that create a foundational knowledge of the subject, as intended by the revised NCEA Level 1. The Big Ideas and Significant Learning Here will be the focus and this can then be assessed through the new Achievement Standards. Students will be offered assessment opportunities for a selection of these standards based on their progress through the course and how ready they are. It is expected that all students will be able to attempt three NCEA Level 1 assessments throughout each course for around 15 credits. Kaiako (teachers) are looking forward to developing exciting and engaging  courses around these features as well as dynamic and exciting assessments from the new standards in time for implementation in 2024.

Subject Overview

Term 1
This term will give you the opportunity to explore dramatic techniques (tools) to develop a piece of theatre to enter in a local festival. Students can choose between Theatre Feste and the Regional Shakespeare Festival.

Term 2
As a class you will choose a play to present to an invited audience and develop this performance. You will take the learnings from the first unit and develop them further.

Term 3
You will study Physical Theatre, taking a concept and using this to develop a performance in small groups.




Level 2 Drama

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$35.00 Student trips/production costs
Prices may be subject to change


An individual course will only run if sufficient students are accepted into the course.

All approvals for courses through this system are subject to satisfactory achievement in remaining internal standards and external examinations. Course Confirmation Day will run at the start of next year, where final approval for each course will be confirmed.