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S1–3 DramadramaCloud

Drama is about relationships; understanding how we relate to others and them to us; making up the central building blocks to create effective and confident communicators.  Drama not only equips you with a core skill that will enhance your employment opportunities; it gives you an insight into the human condition and an understanding of what motivates people generally.

The broad aim of the S1-3 course is to develop a variety of skills that will allow a greater ability to express and communicate ideas and feelings competently.

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“How to use Sound and Lighting to Create Atmosphere on Stage”
Where pupils get to experiment with the technical side of the theatre.

“Script Work”

Pupils experience how to bring meaning to the written word and also create their own scripts which they then perform.

“Shakespeare Uncovered”

We celebrate Shakespeare’s language through performance and examine the themes through reinterpretation!

“Devising and Directing”
Throughout the BGE course pupils create innovative new drama, they perform it and also learn to direct their peers to showcase this work.

National 4 Drama

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National 4 Drama provides opportunities for you to develop skills creating and presenting drama. This Course focuses on the development and use of drama skills and production skills to present drama.

The aims of the Course are to enable you to:

  • generate and communicate thoughts and ideas when creating drama
  • develop a knowledge of social and cultural influences on drama
  • develop skills in presenting drama
  • develop production skills in presenting drama
  • use drama skills in a drama performance
  • explore form, structure, genre and style

Course Highlights

Each of the component Units of the Course is designed to provide progression to the corresponding Units at National 5.

  1. Drama SkillsIn this Unit, you will explore and develop drama skills and ways of communicating thoughts and ideas to an audience. You will learn how to respond to stimuli. You will also learn how to develop portrayal of character and will develop knowledge of form, structure, genre and style when creating and presenting drama.   You will develop knowledge of social and cultural influences on drama and learn how to reflect on your own progress and that of other learners.
  2. Drama: Production SkillsIn this Unit, you will explore and develop production skills. You will use these skills to enhance drama when presenting. You will use problem-solving skills in order to generate ideas for presenting drama.
  3. Added Value Unit: Drama: PerformanceThis Unit adds value by introducing challenge and application.  You will draw on and extend your knowledge and apply your production skills in a drama performance. The Unit will focus on the process and product of learning. The performance will be sufficiently open and flexible to allow for personalisation and choice.

National 5 Drama

National 5 Drama provides opportunities for you to develop skills creating and presenting drama. This Course focuses on the development and use of a range of drama skills and production skills to present drama.

The aims of the Course are to enable you to:

  • generate and communicate thoughts and ideas when creating drama
  • develop a knowledge and understanding of a range of social and cultural influences on drama
  • develop a range of skills in presenting drama
  • develop knowledge, understanding and the use of a range of production skills when presenting drama
  • explore form, structure, genre and style

Course Highlights

1.Drama Skills

In this Unit you will explore and develop a range of drama skills and ways of communicating thoughts and ideas to an audience. You will develop a range of skills as an actor. You will learn how to respond to stimuli, including text. You will also learn how to develop portrayal of character in a range of ways and develop knowledge and understanding of form, structure, genre and style when creating and presenting drama.   You will develop knowledge and understanding of social and cultural influences on drama. You will also learn how to evaluate your own progress and that of other learners.

2.Drama: Production Skills

In this Unit, you will develop a range of production skills. Which you will use to enhance drama when presenting. You will use problem-solving skills in order to generate ideas for presenting drama.

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Higher Drama

happySadThe purpose of Higher Drama is to provide opportunities for you, through the investigation of relationships, issues and topics, to gain knowledge and understanding of aspects of theatre, including textual analysis and contemporary theatre; to develop acting, directing and design skills and to contribute to a presentation; to experience theatrical performance.

Course Highlights

This course consists of two mandatory units which are internally assessed and externally verified. Both are marked on a pass/fail basis:

1.Drama Skills

You will, in a group, use creative drama skills to investigate and explore a theme, topic or issue.  You will devise your own drama using a range of stimuli, including a text, taking individual directorial responsibility for an identifiable section and will also perform in the end-product to an audience.

2.Drama Production Skills

You will investigate a text in its historical, social and theatrical context in order to explore how the text could be communicated through performance from the perspective of an actor and also from a design role (costume, lighting, sound, makeup, set).

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