National 4 Drama

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:

  1. generate and communicate thoughts and ideas when creating drama
  2. develop a knowledge of social and cultural influences on drama
  3. develop skills in presenting drama
  4. develop production skills in presenting drama
  5. use drama skills in a drama performance
  6. 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 Skills

In 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 Skills

In 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.

This 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 flexib

3. Added Value Unit: Drama: Performance

This 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.