Domain - Drama Studies

Domain - Drama Studies

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Level 1

Explore plays of Aotearoa New Zealand
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3

14170 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to explore key influences in Aotearoa New Zealand plays, and experience a role in a scene or scenes from a selected play.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explore significant plays from world theatre
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

14171 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to explore key influences in plays from world theatre, and experience a role in a scene or scenes from a selected play.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explore styles of popular theatre presentation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4 This unit standard and AS90008 have been replaced by AS90998.

14173 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to explore the origins of a popular theatre form, and participate in a popular theatre form presentation.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate understanding of the use of drama aspects within live performance

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Version 7

90011 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of features of a drama/theatre form

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 14173 and AS90008.

90998 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of a significant play

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Version 3

91000 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Level 2

Explore the work of an Aotearoa New Zealand playwright
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard and unit standard 14178 have been replaced by AS91217.

14177 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explore influences that have affected the work of the playwright; rehearse and perform a role in a text by the playwright; and reflect on the exploration of the playwright's intention as experienced in rehearsal and performance.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explore the work of a playwright who has made a significant contribution to world theatre
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This unit standard and unit standard 14177 have been replaced by AS91217.

14178 Unit Standard 4 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explore influences that have affected the work of the playwright; rehearse and perform a role in a text by the playwright; and reflect on the exploration of the playwright's intention as experienced in rehearsal and performance.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Explore the universal purposes of masks
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

14179 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: research the cultural use of masks; create an original symbolic mask; and demonstrate use of mask through performance of a devised ritual.

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NZQA National Qualifications Services

Apply knowledge of and make judgements about drama processes and performance in a new context
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91219.

90304 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Discuss a drama or theatre form or period with reference to a text

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Version 3 This achievement standard and AS91216 replaced AS90302.

91215 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Examine the work of a playwright

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 14177 and unit standard 14178.

91217 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Discuss drama elements, techniques, conventions and technologies within live performance

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced AS90304.

91219 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Level 3

Compare the works of two Aotearoa New Zealand playwrights through performance
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard and unit standard 14184 have been replaced by AS91516 and AS91517.

14183 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: compare influences that have affected the works of two Aotearoa New Zealand playwrights; rehearse and perform a role from a text by each of the selected playwrights; and reflect on the performance of two Aotearoa New Zealand plays.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Compare the works of two significant playwrights through performance
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5 This unit standard and unit standard 14183 have been replaced by AS91516 and AS91517.

14184 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: compare influences that have affected the works of two selected playwrights; rehearse and perform a role from a text by each of the selected playwrights; and reflect on the performance of selected texts.

Standard-setting body:

NZQA National Qualifications Services

Demonstrate knowledge of theatre form or period by analysing and interpreting two scripted texts
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91514 and AS91515.

90610 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Analyse drama processes in a new context and reflect critically on drama performance
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 3 This achievement standard has been replaced by AS91518.

90612 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education NZQA National Qualifications Services

Interpret a text from a prescribed playwright to demonstrate knowledge of a theatre form or period

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Version 4 This achievement standard and AS91515 replaced AS90610.

91514 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of the work of a drama or theatre theorist or practitioner

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Version 2 This achievement standard and AS91517 replaced unit standard 14183 and unit standard 14184.

91516 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Demonstrate understanding of live drama performance

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Version 3 This achievement standard replaced AS90612.

91518 Achievement Standard 4 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Direct a drama performance

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Version 2 This achievement standard replaced unit standard 16435.

91520 Achievement Standard 5 Credits Externally Assessed

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Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 233 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Ministry of Education

Data as at 25 November 2020