L1 - 3 Drama - Full Year (& Semester or Term modules)

Create original work and perform scenes from significant plays from Aotearoa and the wider world.

Course Overview

Level One - Three Drama will cover 3 major strands: the use of drama techniques of voice, movement, body and space, understanding and using dramatic elements and conventions and developing knowledge of specific drama forms and theatre history, including Theatre Aoteroa.  Students can analyse and perform drama and work on scripted productions. 

There will be the opportunity to particpate in practical lessons / workshops with Senior Drama students at Whanganui Collegiate School in Term 3. Costs will be communicated early in 2024. 


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Jennifer Gregg

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Kia ora, my name is Jennifer Gregg. I live in Whanganui, where my Great Grandparents, Grandfather and Father were born. I lived in various parts of the North Island as a young person and moved to Australia when I turned 18. I worked in Youth and Community Theatre and studied Theatre Theory and Practice in Sydney. I met my husband at a Community Arts Course and moved north to start our family. I became very homesick after my daughter was born and so moved back to New Zealand. I have been teaching Drama and directing Productions at Secondary Schools since then. This keeps me very busy but I also enjoy cooking (and cooking tv!), reading and writing and I'm about to try gardening in our new home. I love teaching drama as I believe it creates a community and bond that is quite unique. I remember all my students and miss those who have graduated. I look forward to working with new students from a variety of backgrounds.

Course Details

Apply drama techniques in a dramatic or scripted context
Perform a substantial acting role in a scripted production
Use features of a drama / theatre form in a performance
Demonstrate understanding of a significant play

Performing Arts
It is useful for the student to have studied Level One Drama if enrolling in Level Two or Three but not a compulsory requirement
School Year
02 Feb 2024
15 Nov 2024

NCEA Level 1, NCEA Level 2, NCEA Level 3
Standard No * Standard title credit value Internal/External
91940 v1 Explore the function of theatre Aotearoa. 5 Internal
91941 v1 Participate in creative strategies to create a drama 5 Internal
91942 v1 Use drama techniques to perform a scripted role for an audience 5 External
91943 v1 Respond to a drama performance 5 External
91213 v2 Apply drama techniques in a scripted context 4 Internal
91216 v4 Use complex performance skills associated with a drama or theatre form or period. 4 Internal
91217 v2 Examine the work of a Playwright. 4 Internal
91219 v2 Discuss Drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performance. 4 External
91512 v2 Interpret scripted text to integrate drama techniques in performance. 4 Internal
91513 v2 Devise and perform a drama to realise a concept. 5 Internal
91515 v2 Select and use complex performance skills associated with a drama form or period. 4 Internal
91518 v3 Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance. 4 External

Students will need to be able to record their daily work and upload it to me. If a student elects to submit devised work they will need a partner or group to work with. They will need to be able to attend live theatre shows or watch recordings of live performances in preparation for the examination.

Learning Exchange

1.00 placement

OR Cost


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Offered by

Whanganui Collegiate School
Whanganui Collegiate School

Level (NCEA)

Yes - L1, L2, L3

Course Dates

02 Feb 2024

till 15 Nov 2024


School Year

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Learning Exchange

1.00 placement

OR Cost


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