Drama

Principal Teacher
Mrs J MacKay

Department Staff
Mrs F Comrie
Mrs E Gammie

 

Our Vision

The Music and Drama department is committed to delivering range of courses which are pupil centred, offer a degree of personalisation and choice, and most importantly are stimulating and engaging. We prioritise getting to know young people as individuals so that effective and appropriate teaching and learning strategies can be applied. We believe in developing confidence in young people, not only through the performing arts, but also holistically as our subjects rely heavily on the development of health and wellbeing and interpersonal skills.

Our learning and teaching practices are underpinned by a consistent range of assessment approaches, which are carefully selected with the task and learning stage taken into account. All assessment procedures follow whole school and national QA guidelines.

Course Information

S2: One period a week, focusing on developing transferable skills for life through creating and presenting, as well as facilitating progress throughout the subject.

S3: Continuing with three periods a week in broad general education, focusing on creating and presenting skills, together with developing knowledge and understanding of industry techniques. The S3 experience in Drama provides pupils with the perfect foundation for choosing Drama in S4.

S4/5/6: Offers a wide range of courses, including Nat 3, 4, 5 and Higher to accommodate pupils with a range of abilities, as well as helping to prepare pupils for future Higher Education decisions.