Drama Education enables students to develop their understanding of the world, relationships, culture and society. It is a mirror for real life. In Drama, students work collaboratively with others, explore moral and ethical issues and use their skills to communicate with an audience. Through Drama, students learn to become confident individuals, successful learners, responsible citizens and effective contributors.
The Drama department comprises three specialist teachers within the Expressive Arts Faculty. We offer a wide range of opportunities for performance and activities.
A wide range of SQA National Qualification courses are on offer in Drama including:
- National 3 – 5 Drama
- Higher Drama
- Advanced Higher Drama
- Creative Industries Skills for Work Level 5 & 6 (in partnership with Edinburgh College)
- Expressive Arts Baccalaureate and Interdisciplinary Project
The Drama department promotes wider individual achievement as well as academic success.
Curriculum for Excellence
Teachers work together to continuously improve programmes of study in Drama which promote active learning, develop creativity and promote literacy, and ICT across learning in the subject.
Broughton High Drama Department benefits from outstanding facilities and resources, including a fully equipped Drama Studio for learning and performances and a fully equipped Drama classroom. Both Drama rooms are equipped with full lighting and sound facilities. In addition, the department also houses a set and props store and a costume wardrobe.
The Theatre seats 194 and is purpose built for small and mid-scale productions, and fully equipped with lighting and sound facilities. The theatre is a shared space, used by Drama, Dance and Music for rehearsals and to stage productions throughout the year.
Our industry-standard Theatre is a resource for Drama students to produce school productions through Broughton Youth Theatre and for training in stage craft, presentation, design, theatre arts and technologies. Many of these skills are transferable to a range of other disciplines and mediums.