Level 2 Drama

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: A. Millard

Entry Guidelines

Preferably Level 1 Drama.

Students will enter Whakaari Matua, the split-level senior drama ensemble of Year 12 and 13s. It is jovial but incredibly productive, with choices of performance work including a Shakespearean extract, modern plays, directing, and devising. The external exam on a live performance continues to be a compulsory element.

A whole class production off-site at The Playhouse Cafe, a live theatre outing to the Nelson Arts Festival, and specialist workshops are integrated into the course.

While four internal standards (as well as the external exam) are offered as part of this course, most students will attempt three internal standards plus the exam.




Level 3 Drama

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$55.0 Student trips/production costs.

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


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.