Drama

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Drama is a popular option for many pupils as both a curricular and a co-curricular activity.
The pupils regularly gain excellent results. In the 2015 SQA examinations a 100% pass rate was achieved by pupils across all levels with 83% of our candidates achieving an A grade.

The Drama Curriculum

L5 - L7 pupils' transition to the Senior School is aided by the introduction of subject specialism. The pupils' formal drama training commences at this time and they explore themes and issues through various dramatic techniques such as role play, mime, movement, improvisation and storytelling. Play scripts are also used as stimulus for creating drama and for presentation.

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F1 - F2 pupils are introduced to specific drama skills such as stage fighting, analysis and production of script, mime, movement, characterisation and voice. Pupils are encouraged to reflect, record and discuss their practical activities through collaboration and negotiation with others.

F3 - F4 pupils who choose Drama as an academic subject embark on a two year course of study culminating in an award at National 5. The first year of study is not certificated and is used as vital preparation for the theoretical and practical rigor of National 5. The course enables pupils to explore and experiment with areas of theatre production. They can then 'major' in an area of theatre specialism for assessment in a small scale production.

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F5 - F6 pupils who have a particular talent or interest in performance may choose to further their study at Higher level. This course requires skills in Acting, Directing and Design. It is both practical and theoretical. It articulates with the Advanced Higher Drama, which offers pupils an increased depth of knowledge of theatre and theatre practitioners.

Co-Curriculum

The Drama Department contributes significantly to the life of the school through many co-curricular opportunities including:-

  • Drama Clubs
  • Annual school productions
  • Regular theatre trips to major Scottish theatre venues
  • Drama trips in the UK and abroad
  • Performances at Dundee Rep Theatre
  • Concerts and talent shows

Mrs Lindsay Drummond, Head of Department     
Mrs Ellie Ashton, Teacher of Drama