NATIONAL 4 AND 5

The outline for both courses is below. There are resources to support your work in these units as well as in your final course assessments. Simply hover over the useful resources link to find the page you need – choose from ‘Units’, ‘Exam’ and ‘Drama Vocab’.

National 5 Drama;

Drama Skills – this unit will allow you to create your own drama work and develop performance skills such as voice, movement and characterisation. You must generate a supporting folio of written evidence.

Production Skills – this unit will allow you to learn about theatre design, exploring lighting, sound, set, costume, make up and props in a practical way. You must generate a supporting folio of written evidence.

Course Assessment

You will complete a Practical Exam (60%) which will be either acting or designing for a published play which must be presented to a Visiting Examiner from the SQA. You will also complete a 500 word essay outlining the preparation you undertook for this role.

You will also complete a Written Paper (40%) – Section A will ask you to evaluate a performance you have taken part in. Section B will ask you to devise a drama from the stimulus given and explain and justify your choices for plot, character, acting and design.

National 4 Drama;

Drama Skills – this unit will allow you to create your own drama work and develop performance skills such as voice, movement and characterisation. You must generate a supporting folio of written evidence.

Production Skills – this unit will allow you to learn about theatre design, exploring lighting, sound, set, costume, make up and props in a practical way. You must generate a supporting folio of written evidence.

Course Assessment – (also known as Added Value Unit) is made up of 4 tasks;

TASK ONE: You will perform a small-scale drama production. Working from a script or stimulus, consider the social and cultural aspects that will influence your drama. You should think about how the drama may be presented, and take into consideration constraints of space, casting and practicality. You should be co-operative with the others in your group, contributing to the development of the production.

TASK TWO: Select a performance role and apply it to the rehearsal process. Keep all materials which you produce for your role including plans, lists, designs, cue sheets, plots, drawings, annotated scenarios, character sheets, log, blog, diary as appropriate.

TASK THREE: Apply your role in the small-scale performance, communicating to a ‘live’ audience.

TASK FOUR: Reflect on your work and the work of others in your group. 

 

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