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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Building fantasy worlds

KS 2

Author: Karen Hart

Building fantasy worlds lends itself to drama lessons on many levels - building imagination, giving life to inanimate objects, creating exaggerated characters with bizarre personalities, etc. As well...

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Lizzie Borden, scripted work: A Memory of Lizzie by David Foxton

KS 4

Author: Tania du Bois

Within this scheme of work students learn about the true story of Lizzie Borden, read and perform the play A Memory of Lizzie by David Foxton, learn the drama techniques of characterisation, Freytag’s...

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Fathers, pheasants, and not-so-fast cars: All the drama of Danny, the Champion of the World!

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

This scheme of work uses a range of games, improvisation and devising exercises, character explorations and discussions to explore some of the key moments and themes in Danny, the Champion of the...

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Introduction to Physical Theatre

KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

The subject of physical theatre is huge and encompasses numerous dramatic strategies and skills. This scheme of work acts as an introduction to some of the techniques traditionally used as strategies...

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The Perfect Crime

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

It has been argued that with greater understanding of DNA and other technological advances in the coming years, it will become almost impossible to get away with certain crimes. What a wonderful...

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Adventuring into Narnia: A look at The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe through drama

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

This scheme of work loosely explores the whole book of Narnia, focussing on some of the key characters and moments. It offers students a greater understanding of the story while challenging and...

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Big Dreams, Little Realities

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

This scheme of six two-hour sessions suggests a continuous story to develop characters and explore how realities can impact and shape people. There are alternative suggestions of different scenarios...

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The Madness of Crowds

KS 4

Author: David Porter

This scheme of six two-hour sessions creates a story from a piece of crowd behaviour with several characters sporting credible backstories explaining why they are there and with a focus on some drama...

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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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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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