The commentary question, often challenging and time-consuming, was straightforward, as long as pupils knew their texts, including Antigone, Twelfth Night (pic-tured), Ghosts, Mother Courage, and The House of Bernard Alba.
The third part, on contemporary Scottish theatre, can be problematic because different schools study different texts, but there was a wide variety of questions and students should not have found any difficulty in finding two essays to write about.
The Advanced Higher paper requires students to study two out of a choice of 11 practitioners. Mr Paterson's pupils chose Stanislavsky. He was happy with the simple language used.