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NATIONAL 5 HW

As we are on holiday next week, you will have your regular Tuesday lesson on Preparation for Performance. This will now be a homework task.

Today, you should have completed Paragraph 2 – Character.

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For TUESDAY 28th FEBRUARY, you must write Paragraph 3; Character Development – IE. HOW DID YOU BRING YOUR CHARACTER TO LIFE?

An outline and example is below for you. Please ensure that what you write is SPECIFIC and RELEVANT, and use the magic formula…

WHAT DID YOU DO? HOW DID YOU DO IT? WHY DID YOU DO IT?

Did you focus on personality? Relationships? Personal background/events? If you did hot seating, what specific questions did you ask and what did you learn from these? If you improvised a scene to learn more about your character, remember it should be a scene OUTWITH the drama. 

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Everything you do in your exam is linked back to your essay so PLEASE give the essay the time and effort it requires! Three paragraphs complete by TUESDAY 28TH PLEASE. And remember, for those of you who do this, there will be pancakes!

NAT 5 HW DUE TUES 14TH FEB

Everyone who was off this week – you MUST bring with you a fully completed research paragraph. It is your responsibility to catch up when you are off. There is no time for catch up in class time.

An outline, and an example is below to help you.

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In addition, everyone must consider THREE specific personality traits that you will portray in performance for your character. You will need this to write the next paragraph, which we will do in class next week.

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WHY STUDY DRAMA?

It’s Course Choices this week and many S4’s are in a bit of a pickle! If you are still struggling to decide, and need some information/inspiration, listen up…

The main thing to remember is that choosing Drama does not force you into becoming a professional actor! Drama provides many opportunities and experiences that will develop and enhance Skills for Learning, Skills for Work and Skills for Life. Here’s what we can offer…

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? WHAT IS MY EXAM?

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WHAT WILL I DO ALL YEAR?

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WHAT WILL I LEARN? WHAT SKILLS WILL I GAIN? 

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NATIONAL 5 HW DUE 7TH FEB

We are now starting work on our Preparation for Performance essay.

In today’s lesson we prepared our Introduction Paragraph. You must do this for next Tuesday if you missed this.Guidance and an example is below –

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In addition, for TUESDAY 7TH FEBRUARY, you must undertake RESEARCH that will help you understand and prepare for your role.

  • Consider your character, their personality traits and any background information from the script. How can you relate to this? What knowledge do you need to be able to portray this effectively?
  • Consider someone who reminds you of your character – a character from a different play, tv show, film and/or an actor could influence your own performance.
  • Consider themes and issues
  • Consider setting/time period
  • Any other relevant information that will help you to understand your character fully

You must bring this research with you next lesson or you will not be able to participate and will be behind schedule for your exam!research-para-guidanceresearch-para-example

 

MUNGO PARK HELP

Mungo Park, 5 paragraphs on props, with some reminders on structure, as sent by the Van Exan.

Hard copies were given out in class on Monday 30th Jan. If you were off, pick one up from Ms Wallace, or see attached.

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HIGHER PRU HW DUE 30TH JAN

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Many of you have been working on small paragraphs as well as full essays. Please continue to do so, and hand these into me for checking, any time between now and your exam on Wednesday.

The only homework I ask of you this week is to READ THE PLAY.

You can’t successfully complete a Textual Analysis Essay without knowing the text. You must know the storyline, and the characters, inside out.

This is not a cumbersome task. The text is an easy and quick read. You don’t need to spend time analysing it – we’ve done that in class. This is just to refresh your memory. Every time I read Pru, I learn something new. Find something new to write about in your exam.

See you Monday – when I will be testing this memory!!!

Ms W

FilmG

Congratulations to Culloden Academy Gaelic pupils who recently entered the FilmG competition.

Their film, titled Dochas, was made to raise awareness for Cancer research. It was based on a real-life story of one of the pupils’ families, and she really did shave her head for charity, raising an amazing £484.28.

All pupils have committed to donating any money raised from this film to MacMillan Cancer Support. They are very grateful to be given the opportunity to raise awareness of cancer and hope that their film will be beneficial to others.

Please follow the link to see the video and vote!

DOCHAS – CULLODEN ACADEMY

HIGHER PRU HW: DUE 23RD JAN

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Please complete the reverse of your sheet, by considering how you would use ACTING TECHNIQUES to convey the identified traits as strengths or weaknesses.

An example is below for guidance.

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A full list of acting techniques is also below – please be a more thoughtful actor and consider more than just voice and movement!

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RODDY STEWART MEMORIAL AWARD 2017

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The Roddy Stewart Memorial Award is a really special date in our school calendar whereby we celebrate the life of former pupil, Roddy, and his love of Performing Arts.

We invite pupils with talent in Music, Drama, Dance, Film/Animation or Prose to submit a piece for performance. The applicant need not perform the piece themselves as applicants are judged on any of the following; performance, writing, directing, choreographing or composing.

The award is only open to S4-6 pupils and has a prestigious award and a prize fund to further the young person’s development in the Performing Arts.

The auditions are to be held on Tuesday 7th February and the final will take place on Friday 17th February in front of a panel of industry professionals, and a live audience.

If you would like to apply to be considered, please collect an application form from outside Miss Lomas’ office and speak to a member of the Drama or Music Department for guidance.

Closing date for applications is Friday 3 February.

HIGHER PRU HW: DUE MON 16TH JAN

Based on the following question, complete the chart below.

As an actor, describe five strengths and/or weaknesses of a character in your selected text.

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