Drama is a subject which is both a practical and reflective outlet for developing students’ skills and talents. The aim is for students to gain valuable skills that apply to life as well as progressing in their creative, performance and evaluation skills.

Students will develop themselves as individuals, as the subject allows for growth in confidence, social and communication skills. Students will also gain a greater understanding of the world around them with the study of historical, cultural, moral and social issues through devising from stimuli and script work. This learning will also help with your learning in other subject areas such as History, English, REP and PHSE.

Drama is on the curriculum of study at the MHS during KS3 and then is an option for GCSE.

KS3 Drama

  • Timetabled on a 12 week Arts cycle year.
  • Total number of Drama lessons – 24
  • Assessment areas: creating, performing and evaluating

Drama at KS3 focuses on building students’ confidence in public speaking, working with their peers and being able to think creatively. Students take part in group work, whole class drama and also learn how to work independently. They create naturalistic and non-naturalistic drama using a variety of techniques through devised and scripted work which will build the foundations for what is required at GCSE. Students consider a variety of stimuli ranging from news stories, historical events and modern plays. The practical nature of the subject develops creativity, communication and confidence and enables the students to think on their feet.

KS4 Drama (Option)

  • Course Title: AQA GCSE Drama
  • Assessment: 60% Coursework – 40% Written Exam
  • Specification: Year 11(A*-C) | Year 10(1-9)


Drama is not only for you if you are interested in performance and wish to pursue a career in an Arts-related fields, it also enables you to develop the confidence and communication skills necessary to be successful in your future social and working life. The skills gained from drama are valued by employers.

The course aims to develop:

  • an understanding and response to a wide range of play texts and an ability to communicate the authors intentions to an audience.
  • an awareness of social, historical and cultural contexts of play texts.
  • increased self and group awareness and the ability to appreciate and evaluate the work of others.
  • skills of creativity, self-confidence, concentration, self-discipline and communication.

Extra Curricular Opportunities

There are also opportunities to become involved in school productions with acting, singing, dancing and even back stage support.
If you are considering or are studying GCSE Drama we strongly recommend you build your skills in these extra-curricular opportunities.

For current extra curricular activities, please visit our Enrichment page.