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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Verbatim

KS 4

Author: Jo Smith

In this scheme of work students will develop an understanding of the style of verbatim theatre while exploring professional practitioners’ work, and examining the processes used to develop the...

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Cloudland by John Burningham: Exploring literature through drama

KS 2

Author: Tania du Bois

Cloudland, John Burningham’s poignant tale of a young boy adventuring to the mysterious and playful Cloudland, is an ideal starting text from which to explore themes such as coping with the unknown...

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Silent Drama

KS 3

Author: Karen Hart

This scheme of work will look at many dramatic techniques that are associated with silent performance and consider ways to enhance not just silent performance, but all drama work going forward. Each...

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Machinal by Sophie Treadwell

KS 5

Author: Chris Whyld

Machinal by Sophie Treadwell is one of six text choices from Edexcel’s A Level Drama and Theatre, Component 3, Section B: Page to Stage: Realising a Performance Text. In this scheme of work, you will...

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Drama from anything

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

Absolutely anything, anyone, any emotion, any feeling or any human response sparks ideas with which to devise drama. Unexpected discoveries, realisations, guilt, regrets, objects and places are often...

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The Firework-Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman: Exploring literature through Drama

KS 2

Author: Tania du Bois

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter, Philip Pullman’s touching tale of adventure, imagination, believing in and standing up for yourself, is hugely popular with KS2 students and is on the primary reading...

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Lysistrata by Aristophanes

KS 5

Author: Chris Whyld

Lysistrata by Aristophanes, is one of nine text choices, from Edexcel’s A level Drama and Theatre, Component 3, Section C: Interpreting a Performance Text in light of one practitioner for a...

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Tough Love

KS 4

Author: David Porter

This scheme of six two-hour sessions explores a range of approaches to love, especially the tough variety. Timings are suggested as guidelines only, and, as is often the case in schemes of work,...

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The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall

KS 3

Author: Karen Hart

This scheme of work is based on two very well-known novels: primarily The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall, taken alongside Animal Farm by George Orwell. Although they are very different books,...

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The Unravelling by Fin Kennedy

KS 4

Author: Alicia Pope

This scheme of work uses The Unravelling as the starting point for exploration of the text as a chosen script, for monologues, and as the inspiration for devised work. It uses the play to explore...

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