St Mary’s College (Wellington) St Mary’s College (Wellington)

Year 10 Drama

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Figgest.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

Step out of your comfort zone, build friendships and discover yourself in Year 10 Drama. The year-long course will develop practical knowledge and ideas about drama while strengthening communication and interpretation skills through the exploration of dramatic techniques when creating and performing group dramas.

Students will learn about:

  • Drama techniques, elements, conventions and technologies
  • Theatre forms (Physical Theatre and Elizabethan Theatre)
  • Analysing live theatre
  • Preparing a role for a production

This course lays the foundations for NCEA Level One Drama. 

The Tempest
Year 10 Drama The Tempest

Learning Areas:

The Creative Arts - Drama


Level 1 Drama

Career Pathways

Actor, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Barrister, Sound Technician, Author, Film/Television Camera Operator, Journalist, Event Manager, Technical Writer, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Early Childhood Teacher, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Media Producer, Lighting Technician, Primary School Teacher, Market Research Analyst, Private Teacher/Tutor, Production Manager, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Aide, Managing Director/Chief Executive, Radio Presenter, Television Presenter


All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.