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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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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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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Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, Fantastic Mr Fox and Revolting Rhymes

KS 3

Author: Alicia Pope

This scheme of work is based on Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and the play texts of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox and The Twits.

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The pitfalls to avoid in devising drama

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

As they progress through the Key Stages, students learn how to devise or improvise their stories and make up the characters to people the worlds they create.

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The Hobbit: Exploring Tolkien’s world through drama

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

The Hobbit has everything a book needs to captivate young minds: adventure, colourful, mystical characters, and a fantasy world brought masterfully to life by the author.

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Seen through the eyes of a horse: Exploring Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty through Drama

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

Black Beauty, first published in 1877, is as much a children’s classic today as it ever was. Loved by generation after generation, it is a brutally frank ‘autobiography’ of a horse, and explores the...

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