Schemes of Work

Twice each term, Drama & Theatre publishes five online schemes of work written by experienced teachers and examiners, which are available exclusively to our Full Membership, Digital Membership and Schemes of Work subscribers. They cover Key Stages 2-5 across a variety of exam boards and specifications, providing indispensable content for your classroom teaching.

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The Ash Girl by Timberlake Wertenbaker, for AQA Drama and Theatre, Component 3

KS 5

Author: Tania du Bois

This scheme of work is designed as a series of workshops. It introduces a practical exploration of The Ash Girl by Timberlake Wertenbaker for a scripted performance and prepares students to write on...

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Blood Brothers by Willy Russell for AQA GCSE

KS 4

Author: Lucy Miller

This scheme of work provides a series of introductory exercises on Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers. While it is designed for the AQA specification, it could easily be adapted to suit OCR. The AQA exam...

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Promoting equality and tackling discrimination through Drama and History: building an inclusive curriculum that celebrates diversity

KS 3

Author: Geoff Smith and Sarah Vaughan

A key objective of this scheme is to create authentic learning experiences through cross-curricular work. In the community where we teach, many students will hear the misconception that Britain was...

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Are they here to stay? Using Jim Eldridge’s Roman Invasion to teach the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

Jim Eldridge’s Roman Invasion is a fantastic piece of source material. It is a gripping tale which will entice young minds to deep dive into the world of Roman Britain. Students will gain an...

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Who are you calling disabled?

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

Watching paralympian athletes, it’s often hard to remember that they are ‘disabled’. But the fact is that people dealing with enormous bodily challenges achieve the most amazing physical and mental...

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Two Islands by Ivan Gantschev

KS 2

Author: Patrice Baldwin

This scheme of work consists of four lessons. It is based on the story of Two Islands by Ivan Gantschev (available online), which is about two neighbouring islands, Greenel and Graynel. Greenel...

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Arabian Nights by Dominic Cooke: Exploration of script work

KS 3

Author: Tania du Bois

This scheme of work uses the script Arabian Nights, adapted and directed by Dominic Cooke with the RSC, and is aimed at KS3 students.

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Working from a variety of texts

KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

The activities throughout this scheme of work, which concentrates on devising as a collaborative process using a variety of texts as a stimulus, have been designed with the intention of making the...

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It Takes a Team

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

Working through this scheme should broaden students’ thinking, encourage experimentation and prepare them for several aspects of the GCSE exam specifications they may engage in later.

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Practitioners in Practice: Exploring practitioners using a text

KS 5

Author: Sean Abbs

This scheme of work provides a starting point for the Practitioners in Practice component of OCR A level Drama and Theatre.

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