DRAMA

Broad General Curriculum for Excellence

Drama is a fun and practical subject which allows pupils and opportunity to work collaboratively and practically with each other creating and presenting short improvised drama performances. Pupils study Mime and Movement, Voice, Role-play, Conventions, The Drama Process, Technical Theatre and script work.


National Drama

Drama is a practical and active subject, with an emphasis on creativity, exploration and group work. Working collaboratively is an important aspect, and learners will have the opportunity to devise and present a piece of theatre as part of a team. Students can specialise in production roles such as acting, lighting, sound, set, costume and Makeup and hair. Although acting is a requirement of the course, pupils with an interest in technical theatre can be assessed under a production role. This reflects the diverse opportunities drama can offer.


 Higher Drama

Drama is a practical and active subject, with an emphasis on creativity, exploration and group work. Learners have the opportunity to devise and present their own work; while also exploring production skills such as acting, lighting, sound, set, costume and Makeup and hair. Learners at both Higher and Advanced Higher will attend live theatre performances to develop a greater understanding of professional theatre practice. You will gain confidence, leadership skills, creativity and a better understanding of cultural issues, skills that are highly sought after by all employers.


Advanced Higher Drama

Drama at Advanced Higher levels is a greatly student lead subject that prepares pupils for further education, employment and training. Learners explore areas of interest to them through both devising and directing their own complex performance (Drama Skills) and exploring production roles such as acting, lighting, set design etc (Production Skills).

At the core of all work in Advanced Higher is the study of two theatre practitioners. Pupils research, workshop and write about their practice and this is assessed through the creation of a dissertation submitted to the SQA. There is also an advanced level practical performance similar to that in National 5 and Higher.

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