Welcome to Creative Arts!
In the Creative Arts faculty pupils can study Art, Music, Drama, Music Technology, and Photography.
More about learning in the Creative Arts faculty coming soon!
Drama is taught and offered to pupils from S1-S6. Pupils can take National 3, National 4, National 5 and Higher Drama.
In S1 and S2, pupils will experience drama one period per week and will be taught at National 3 level, also known as Broad General Education. If pupils select Drama in S3 and S4 (National 4 and National 5), they will experience drama for four periods per week. If pupils select Drama in S5 and S6 (National 5 and Higher Drama) they will experience drama for six periods per week.
For more information, please visit Drama in our subjects menu.
The Creative Arts Faculty runs trips for Art, Music and Drama pupils. In the past, pupils have gone to London and been lucky enough to attend a West End show, acting workshops with professional actors and city tours as well as visit museums and Madame Tussauds!
As part of the Higher Drama course, pupils will have at least two visits to the theatre to help prepare them for Section 3 of their written.
The Drama department hopes to offer trips to the theatre to pupils in S1 to S4 in the future so as they can appreciate and understand the relevance of the subject beyond the classroom and in the industry!
How can parents support learning in Drama?
In the drama department we are extremely keen to have parental engagement in their child’s learning. There are many ways you can support your child’s learning! At all levels you can rehearse their lines with them and quiz them on drama terminology.
At certificate level (National 5 and Higher), you can help your child learn their terminology with the help of their Drama Lexicon and Production Skills booklets.
At Higher level you can also quiz you child on key quotes, use of production in the play and character analysis from “The Importance of Being Earnest”. You can ask your child to analyse a live performance they have seen. All of this will help prepare your child for their Higher Drama written paper.
For certificate level classes, parents will have the opportunity to attend at least one supported study session with their child and at least one performance evening, where your child will demonstrate their performing skills.