The Drama department encourages pupils to develop their interest in and enjoyment of Drama through experience as audience members and by their development of theatre skills within their own practice. Pupils study a range of plays and the work of major theatre practitioners. They also see a range of live theatre and write about these performances. The course is suitable for anyone who enjoys and is interested in theatre – onstage, backstage, or in the audience. In addition to academic study there is a wealth of extra curricular opportunities and theatre visits on offer for pupils.
In S1 and S2, Drama is taught as part of the English curriculum. Pupils are taught basic Drama skills including mime, movement, characterisation and use of voice through a wide range of teaching methods and devices before moving on to more complex improvisation and role-play situations.
The school offers formal qualifications in Drama from Intermediate 2 level through to Advanced Higher.