In Junior Drama, you will explore themes and issues and the world around you through story. You will create characters and devise your own dramas whilst learning about different types of theatre. Through Drama, students learn about cooperation, creativity, problem solving, textual analysis, technical theatre and performance. Students will develop social skills as well as specific drama and theatre skills that will serve them well in further study or employment.
In S4 you can study National 3, 4 or 5 Drama.
You will explore Drama skills including devising, characterisation and performance skills. You will create dramas and perform them to your peers. Then you will learn the skills to evaluate your own work and that of others. You will also explore production skills including; lighting, sound, costume, props, make up and hair and set.
The N5 exam is 60% practical and 40% written. In the practical exam you will take on a role as an actor or designer and present your performance or design ideas to an examiner. In the written paper you will evaluate a performance you have participated in and then respond to a stimulus to answer questions on a Drama you create.
In S5 and 6 you can study National 4, 5, Higher or NPA Professional Theatre Preparation.
(For info on National 4,5 or Higher please see S4).
The Higher exam is 60% practical and 40% written. In the practical exam you will take on a role as actor, designer or director and present your performance, design ideas or directing workshop to an examiner. In the written paper you will write 2 essays, one on a play text you study in class and one analysing a performance you have seen.
The NPA is acting focused and explores the practicalities of the industry. You will experience and lead a variety of acting workshops and go through the process to prepare for an audition. You will perform interactive pieces and a monologue and you will keep a rehearsal log of your progress.