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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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 Exam by Andy Hamilton

KS 3

Author: Dominic Bell

It is important, particularly in Year 9, that students feel Drama is relevant and relatable. Relationships with parents, struggles with mental health and exam pressure are always topical subjects;...

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The Safe City

KS 3

Author: Eddy Passmore

This imaginative scheme of work explores themes of society, its structure, and the responsibility of individuals and groups within it. By the end of the scheme, depending of course on your...

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Who Cares by Matt Woodhead

KS 3 KS 4

Author: Paul Bateson

This is a two-part scheme of work for secondary Drama teachers, providing opportunities for learning devising skills and drama conventions in the first half; before exploring scripted work by focusing...

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Reading the room

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

Everyone has watched TV and film detectives as they ‘read a room’, searching a crime scene for clues and hints the killer has left behind, interpreting the signs and symbols of the scene for...

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Foley artist radio broadcasting

KS 3

Author: Naomi Holcombe

I've always been rather fascinated by Foley artistry as it's such an interesting insight into the magical world behind the stage and screen, but also it's amazing how creative and original these...

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FOMO and other anxieties

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

Most people are familiar with FOMO - the anxiety of missing out when others are doing something fun, interesting, exciting, adventurous or edgy. Particularly during the coronavirus pandemic, it was a...

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Themes of World War II

KS 3

Author: Karen Hart

This scheme of work looks at various aspects of World War II, using two books, 'Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl', and 'When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit' by Judith Kerr, as inspiration. The scheme...

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Puppet Theatre

KS 3

Author: Naomi Holcombe

The COVID-19 lockdown has produced some serious challenges for drama teachers. We have had to re-think our teaching methods and schemes in light of online learning or socially distanced work settings,...

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Commedia dell’arte

KS 3 KS 4

Author: Jo Smith

This scheme of work has been written during lockdown, and has been taught as home learning lessons with students completing all tasks and activities remotely. The section on home learning encourages...

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