It’s Sunday evening….the fear is setting in. Not only are we facing the standard Monday blues, but we also know that it’s officially that time when the Drama Department becomes crazy town! Here’s what is happening this week…
MONDAY 30th MARCH – HIGHER PRELIM
Both classes will perform BOTH Acting Exam pieces. Unless you want to be in school until midnight we will have to run both classes simultaneously rather than back to back – there’s just too many of you!
54dr will perform in Ms Van Exan’s room, 53dr will perform in Ms Wallace’s room. We’ll all kick off at 4pm and you can go when you are done, or stay and watch the others. We MUST be done by 7pm so please be focused and organised.
Costume etc not essential unless it specifically affects your performance.
We shouldn’t need to say it but scripts are not permitted – everyone should be off book by now.
TUESDAY 31st MARCH – SHOWCASE EVENING
NATIONAL 4 AND 5!
It’s Showcase night! Friends and family will be joining us from 7pm to watch the performances.
National 4’s – this is your exam. Please make sure you are awesome!
National 5’s – this is your chance to show off your work to friends and family, but also to see if you really ARE prepared for your exam. There’s no going back from this. Be awesome!
Please bring ALL props, costumes, etc.
This should be as slick and professional a performance as possible, particularly because we have an audience!!!
WEDNESDAY 1ST APRIL – EVERYONE
We shall need your help! We need rooms cleared, lights set up, props organised, sets shifted- please please please lend a hand if you are in or near by. We may provide chocolate. Or you could provide chocolate for us…?
THURSDAY 2ND APRIL – EXAM DAY!!!
NATIONAL 5’S – register with your tutor teacher immediately and come straight to Drama to set up. Bags in Ms Van Exan’s room please. Check the running order on the wall and make sure you know when your exam is. Times are estimated only – the examiner may take longer between each piece to complete her assessments – but we are aiming to perform during blocks only to avoid the disruption of bells! Ensure you have ALL costumes and props.
S3’S – if you opted for Drama as a subject next year, firstly well done you, and secondly you now get to come watch the exams! But only if you have returned your consent form – if you haven’t, then you can’t come in! Please register with your tutor teacher then go directly to Ms Van Exan’s room where we will organise you all. This experience will give you a good idea of what you are letting yourself in for next year. Be reminded that this is a FORMAL examination and as such, AMAZING BEHAVIOUR is expected. No talking during performances or being disrespectful. Be lovely, pay attention and show our examiner that we have the best pupils in the country. Because we do (most of the time…)
The Drama Department will be closed all day on Thursday for the exams. Keep an eye on the Daily Notices for information on where your class has been moved to. If you are passing the corridor however, PLEASE BE VERY QUIET! Cover work will NOT be practical so bring a pen or pencil and be prepared to work.
It’s going to be crazy but we will get through it with chocolate, cake, smiles and banter – and we will wake up on Friday morning with a whole 2 weeks off!!!
Best of luck to everyone – BE AWESOME!!!!