Higher Drama (Course Code: C821 76)

SCQF Level 6 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Drama?

Drama gives you the opportunity to use your imagination and express yourself in a creative and practical way. It helps you to develop important skills such as problem solving, communication, planning and creative thinking. It is particularly suitable for those who love being creative, getting their ideas across in a dramatic way and communicating their ideas with others.

The skills that you develop in Drama are useful in many different careers, including: communications and media, theatre, film, TV, radio, costume design, production, writing and teaching.

Career Pathways

To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:

Communications and Media

Performing Arts

What do I need to get in?

This is at the discretion of the school or college but you would normally be expected to have:

What will I study?

The course consists of two areas of study.

Drama Skills

You will:

Drama Production Skills

You will:

How will I be assessed?

The course assessment has two components totalling 110 marks:

For the performance component, you will be asked to prepare a performance and write an essay on how you prepared for it. The performance section can be either as the role of:

The performance component will be set by your school or college and externally marked by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA).

The performance component will be assessed by an SQA visiting assessor.

The question paper will be set and externally marked by SQA.

The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across course assessment.

The course assessment is graded A-D.

Study Materials

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

Nationals in a Nutshell - Drama (Higher)