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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Arabian Nights by Dominic Cooke: Exploration of script work

KS 3

Author: Tania du Bois

This scheme of work uses the script Arabian Nights, adapted and directed by Dominic Cooke with the RSC, and is aimed at KS3 students.

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It Takes a Team

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

Working through this scheme should broaden students’ thinking, encourage experimentation and prepare them for several aspects of the GCSE exam specifications they may engage in later.

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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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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 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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