Drama

Higher Course Info

Course Content:

The Higher Drama course consists of two units – Drama Skills and Production Skills, followed by the final performance and written exam.

Drama Skills Unit:

The general aim of this Unit is to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to create and present drama through the use of complex drama skills. Learners will respond to stimuli, including text, generate ideas and use complex drama skills to portray character. Learners will explore the social and cultural influences on drama. They will learn how to analyse and evaluate their use of drama skills and the drama skills of others.
Learners who complete this Unit will be able to:

  • Apply complex drama skills
  • Contribute creatively to the drama

Production Skills Unit:

The general aim of this Unit is to provide learners with a knowledge and understanding of complex production skills. They will use these skills to enhance drama when presenting. Learners will work with others in the following production areas: acting and/or design and/or directing. They will learn how to evaluate their progress and that of other learners.
Learners who complete this Unit will be able to:

  • Explore complex production skills in drama
  • Apply complex production skills in drama

Final Performance:

The final performance is worth 60% of the Course assessment and pupils will choose two contrasting text extracts to perform for an external examiner.

Written exam:

The written exam lasts 2 hours.
The written exam is worth 40% of the Course assessment and comprises of two essays, one performance analysis and one based on a text studied in class.

The Course will be graded A–D.