NCEA Level 3 Drama

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: K. Backhouse-Smith

Recommended Prior Learning

Completion of NCEA Level Two or in consultation with the Head of Drama, Mrs Backhouse-Smith.


  • Drama techniques and elements in extended performance opportunities;
  • Theatre practitioners;
  • Devising Drama; and
  • Reviewing live theatre.

This course is a University Entrance approved subject.

Field Trips:  Up to 3 Theatre trips during the year.



Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Voluntary course contribution - Approximately $35 per trip towards field trip transport, will be advised at the time.

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


For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.