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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Friendship, bravery and belonging: Exploring the themes in Varjak Paw through drama

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

This scheme of work broadly covers all aspects of the KS2 National Curriculum drama objectives, with links to the writing, speaking, listening and group discussion and interaction objectives within...

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Physical Comedy: Drama skills

KS 3

Author: Tania du Bois

This skills-based scheme of work is designed to encourage students to lose their inhibitions, embrace over-exaggeration and understand the structure of comic sketches. It will prove to be a firm...

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Preparing to teach the Working Notebook for AQA A Level Drama and Theatre

KS 5

Author: Mat Walters

This is a guide to teaching the written coursework for AQA A level Drama Component 2. This component is worth 30 per cent of the A level, with the Working Notebook being worth 40 of the 60 marks, so...

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Working from a variety of texts

KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

In this scheme of work, I have included tried and tested activities found to be both popular and inspiring with the KS4 age group, as well as covering some of the dramatic techniques and written...

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The Pressures on Us

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

This devising scheme comprises six 2-hour sessions exploring a range of characters under a wide variety of pressures.

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Theseus and the Minotaur

KS 2

Author: Patrice Baldwin

This scheme of work is based on the Ancient Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. It uses drama strategies to help students engage with settings, characters, key moments and scenes, in ways that...

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A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney

KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

First performed in 1958, A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney is an excellent example of post-war social drama.

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Somebody at the Door

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

A knock or ring at the door, followed by someone opening it, may allow a range of joys, miseries, crimes, regrets, fears, happy memories or surrealism into an existing situation.

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

KS 3

Author: Donna Steele

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a Gothic literature classic. It is a set text on the AQA GCSE English Literature syllabus, and giving students a practical introduction to the novella will...

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Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen: KS5 AWA, component 1, section A

KS 5

Author: Keith Burt

Explore the intricacies of Hedda Gabler with your students through this tailored scheme of work designed for Component 1, Section A of the AQA Drama and Theatre A Level, unravelling captivating themes...

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