Drama is a vibrant, active and evolving art form that develops a range of highly desirable and transferable skills in creativity, collaboration and communication. Through a curriculum of acting technique, performance style, production design; including set, costume, sound and lighting, script interpretation, direction and devising original work, students will develop their creative imagination, flexibility of thought, and the confidence which comes from the empowerment of self-expression and sense of identity. Drama encourages students to think more rigorously through their engagement with issues, through embodied cognition, achieved by building empathy through an exploration of perspectives. The versatility and opportunities presented through the Year 11 and 12 Drama programme will challenge, stimulate and inspire.
Acting is much more than simply playing a role or character; it is appealing and connecting to the emotions, thoughts and ideas of an audience, challenging how we think and exploring what it means to be human. Since then, I have sought out characters that would present a challenge and allow me to take creative risks.
Harry Gilchrist, School Captain 2019, ATAR Drama student.
Drama for me has opened up new ways of thinking I previously thought were not possible, the ability to improvise and adapt to certain situations is one I treasure deeply.
Patrick Eastough, Residential Captain and Drama Captain 2020, ATAR Drama Student
Drama is a unique subject that allows me to develop skills that aren’t offered in other subjects such as confidence building and exploring your voice and physicality. Drama has been an influential aspect of my Scotch journey and the class I look the most forward to each day.
Josh Keatch, Keys House Captain 2020, ATAR Drama Student.
Drama is the perfect balance of learning content efficiently whilst enjoying every single class. Having like-minded peers and remarkable teachers allows me to make unforgettable memories. Drama has always been the pinnacle of my school hours.
Arad Rad, Vice Captain of Drama 2020, ATAR Drama Student