Garin College Garin College

Level 3 Drama

Subject Description

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

Entry Guidelines

The best preparation for this course is to gain 12 credits at Level 2 Drama. Entry without meeting this can be discussed with the Teacher in Charge or Head of Faculty

Students will take on a leadership role in Whakaari Matua, the split-level senior drama ensemble of Year 12 and 13s. It is an incredibley productive year, with choices of performance work including studying Theatre of the Absurd,  a play of choice for production, directing, and devising. The external exam on a live performance continues to be an  element.

A whole class production off-site a, a live theatre outing to the Nelson Arts Festival, and specialist workshops are integrated into the course. Year 13 students are expected to lead by example with attendance and effort,and will be mentored to lead activities and think about the nature of co-operation, responsibility, and their motivations to perform.

While four internal standards are offered through this course, most students will attempt three internal assessments as well as the external exam. 



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$55.00 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.