Course description

When studying Drama you will develop skills in different areas, from acting and presenting, to reading, writing and analysing. Drama will give you the opportunity to explore and express your personal thoughts and feelings about relevant and thought-provoking topics. It will take your writing, reading and listening skills to new levels through bringing text to life and will require you to interpret the thoughts and feelings of writers and actors.You can also study the use of technical theatre and the use of theatrical design.

Course progression

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  • Resilience
  • Self esteem
  • Confidence
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Presenting
  • Remembering
  • Understanding
  • Creative Thinking

Careers through Drama

Drama is a diverse subject and can lead to a wide range of jobs such as:

  • Teacher
  • TV Presenter
  • Costume Designer
  • Director
  • PR Specialist
  • Barrister
  • Journalist
  • Producer
  • Writer
  • Actor
  • Film/Theatre Critic
  • Sound Technician
  • Special Effects Make-up

Pupil Profile: Matthew

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I plan to be a Drama teacher in the future. I took Drama in S3, National 5 Drama in S4 and Higher Drama in S5 to work towards this.

Drama is such a multi-layered subject that offers so many opportunities. There is no limit to what it can be and no limit to what you can become if you take it. The roles you take on help you understand different characters which helps you gain a better understanding of people and how to build relationships.

It also helps you gain a greater understanding of yourself. It also helps you to think more about life and to voice your own opinions. Drama is whatever you as a performer, director, stage manager, or any of multiple other roles in related to the subject, make of it.