The Drama Department at Rutherglen High uses drama games, improvisation and movement skills to help our students develop key skills in concentration, confidence and co-operation.
We believe that these same skills help develop our pupils imagination and empathy, and consequently their ability to understand other peoples views and perspectives. Our pupils drama experience is enhanced by frequent visits from outside touring theatre companies who often focus on important social issues which can affect our pupils.
Aifl and assessment procedures.
Assessment is a continuous process in Drama and occurs through our target setting structures.
We share with pupils in the review and evaluating side of their work to consolidate their progress at all times.
Pupils follow a broad range of learning experiences focusing on improvisation, mime and role-play, using these to explore themes such: as melodrama, the waxworks and social issues. Through the topics explored there are opportunities for speech, self-expression, acting, team building and confidence building.
In S4, S5 and S6 students follow the New National Qualifications and Personal Achievement Awards. These include National 2: Developing Drama Skills and Using Drama Skills. These are combined with National 3: Developing Drama Skills, Using Drama Skills and Production Skills. In all of these areas we are striving to allow our students to recognise and nurture their creative talents through creating and presenting in the classroom, and to wider audiences whenever possible.