AT OUR SCHOOL... we believe with A PROUDER WAY learners can achieve anything. Through promoting the values expressed here our young people not only succeed academically but also socially, spiritually and culturally.
Martin High has a strong community ethos where each learner is part of a caring school community. What this means is that learners are able to access layers of support for both their academic and pastoral needs. We recognise that starting a new school can be both exciting and a little daunting but our transition programme ensures that learners feel confident in their school environment at the start of the academic year.
We pride ourselves in knowing every individual; which helps to ensure that everyone is successful and happy during their time at MHS. Central to our beliefs as a school, every learner has the right to good quality teaching; an aspirational environment, educational opportunities and a close knit school community here a sense of ‘real’ belonging leads to everyone achieving. Here at MHS we want your five years with us to be challenging, exciting and filled with achievement. We look forward to meeting you all and welcoming you into our school.
We are constantly looking to review and improve our parent-teacher communication and collaboration at the Martin High School. We truly believe that we can make the difference to your child’s progress by working closely together with you as a parent or carer.
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We are an 11-16 Academy, offering an exciting and inspiring curriculum to all our learners. Our school is a unique place, where relationships between staff and students lead to a lifelong love of learning. We pride ourselves in knowing every individual; which helps to ensure that everyone is successful and happy during their time at MHS. Central to our beliefs as a school, every learner has the right to good quality teaching; an aspirational environment, educational opportunities and a close knit school community here a sense of ‘real’ belonging leads to everyone achieving. Here at MHS we want your five years with us to be challenging, exciting and filled with achievement.
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.
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.
Thinking of doing GCSE Drama? Why not watch this video, speak to current GCSE Students and to Miss Milner!
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:
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.