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

Level 3 Drama

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms M. Figgest.

Recommended Prior Learning

Open Entry

In Year 13 Drama students will:

  •  Research, analyse, and critically evaluate how drama, including New Zealand drama, interprets, records, or challenges social and cultural discourse.
  • Research, analyse, and integrate elements, techniques, conventions, and technologies in dramatic forms for specific purposes.
  • Analyse, rehearse, and perform works in a range of dramatic forms, assuming a variety of artistic and technical responsibilities.
  • Reflect on and critically evaluate a wide range of works and performances.
  • Research, critically evaluate, and refine ideas to create original drama work.

The Year 13 production requires considerable extra commitment from students. They should be prepared to commit a minimum of two weekends and three evenings for performance. 

Learning Areas:

The Creative Arts - Drama

Career Pathways

Animator/Digital Artist, Diversional and Recreational Therapist, Actor, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Art Director (Film, Television or Stage), Artistic Director, Film and Video Editor, Meat/Seafood Process Worker, Barrister, Sound Technician, Author, Electronics Engineer, Dancer, Entertainer, Film/Television Camera Operator, Chemical Production Operator, Emergency Management Officer, Civil Engineer, Fashion Designer, Journalist, Graphic Designer, Telecommunications Engineer, Industrial Designer, Quantity Surveyor, Technical Writer, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Make-up Artist, Crop Farmer/Manager, Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Radio Presenter, Early Childhood Teacher, Lift Technician, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Fencer, Media Producer, Production Assistant (Film, Television, Radio or Stage), Forest Manager, Lighting Technician, Horse Trainer, Primary School Teacher, Model, Nanny/Child Carer, Occupational Therapist, Private Teacher/Tutor, Production Manager, Secondary School Teacher, Teacher Aide, Television Presenter

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Stationery: A clear file folder
Students are required to see two live performances in the year as a requirement for their external assessment.


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.