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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Game Theory in devising

KS 5

Author: David Porter

While there are many changing/evolving definitions of Game Theory, it is essentially a complicated mathematical idea which explains how a strategic game is played. It studies how people’s choices...

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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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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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Jerzy Grotowski and ‘Poor Theatre’ – an introduction to theory and practice

KS 5

Author: Mat Walters

Jerzy Grotowski is one of the most influential and important theatre practitioners. His groundbreaking work and approach to actor training is central to the development of a huge range of acting...

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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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Urban myths

KS 5

Author: Karen Hart

I have found the theme of urban myths to be a good one to use in drama class, as not only is it a popular one - all students can recall a few of these stories given a bit of prompting - they are also...

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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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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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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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