Drama at Nailsea School offers students of all ages the opportunity to develop a passion for the theatre while also developing the soft skills essential for all walks of life. Drama is taught as a discrete subject to all year groups and is an option at GCSE level and A-Level.

At Key Stage 3, pupils receive two lessons a fortnight. Through the practical study of Drama, students are able to develop key soft skills such as; creative thinking and problem-solving skills, motivation and commitment, time-management skills, initiative, self-confidence, adaptability and flexibility, communication skills and collaboration skills.

Throughout Key Stage 3, students are taught all of the key skills and knowledge required to study GCSE drama. These include; knowledge and understanding of drama and theatre, key design and technical skills, how to devise theatre, how to interpret scripts for performance, how to create believable characters using vocal and physical skills, how to rehearse and develop a performance and how to analyse and evaluate their work and the work of others.