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Higher

This course allows you to develop practical skills creating and presenting drama, as well as drama production skills.

Learning Drama encourages you to exercise imagination and creativity. As you develop practical skills creating and presenting drama, you will also develop knowledge and understanding of the cultural and social influences on drama. You will analyse and evaluate how the use of self-expression, language and movement can develop your ideas for drama. You will develop critical thinking skills as you investigate and develop complex drama skills.

The skills that you develop in Drama are valuable in a wide range of career sectors, including communications and media, theatre, film, TV, radio, costume design, production, writing and teaching.

 

Course Outline

The course consists of two compulsory units and the course assessment unit.

Drama Skills

Production Skills

 

Assessment

The course assessment has two components:

  • a question paper -  Study of text / Production analysis.(40 marks)
  • 2 performances using script. (60 marks).

 

The question paper will assess your breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills accumulated across the course. The question paper will be set and marked by SQA.

 

Performance will involve creating and presenting improvised and scripted drama. The question paper will require demonstration of a depth of knowledge and understanding from the course.    

 

Theatre trips to view professional productions are an essential part of the Higher course.

    

Good attendance is essential in order to succeed in this course. 

 

If you require any further information please contact Ms Hyslop in the Drama Dept.