Drama

Course Level:  National 4

Pupils will create, present and evaluate pieces of Drama.  These pieces of Drama will be improvised from a variety of stimuli.  Pupils will add Theatre Arts (lighting, sound etc) to enhance their presentations, which will be presented to an invited audience and recorded on video for self and peer evaluation.  The resultant scenarios, cue sheets and designs etc will form a folio of evidence.

The Drama course consists of three units:

Drama Skills

Learners will explore Drama Skills by responding to a range of stimuli.

Production Skills

Learners will be involved in a range of creative activities and will build up their knowledge of and skills in a range of theatre arts.

Added Value Unit

Learning brings together all the elements of study.  The Unit will culminate in a performance in front of an invited audience.

Course Level:   National 5

Pupils will create, present and evaluate pieces of Drama.  These pieces of Drama will be crated by pupils responding to a wide range of stimuli, including text.  They will explore and use Theatre Arts (lighting, sound etc) to enhance their presentations.  In the Added Value unit the pupils will rehearse and present a piece of Contemporary Scottish theatre.  This will be presented to an invited audience and assessed by an external examiner.  Their notes, scripts, designs etc will forma folio of evidence.

The Drama course consists of three units:

Drama Skills

Learners will use a range of drama skills by responding to a range of stimuli, including text, to develop ideas for drama.

Productions Skills

Learners will be able to analyse a range of production skills in drama by responding to stimuli, including text, to generate ideas for a production.

Added Value at National 5 will be assessed by a written paper (40 marks) and an externally assessed practical examination (60 marks).

Further information can be obtained from:

www.educationscotland.gov.uk/nationalqualifications