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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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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Working from a variety of texts

KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

In this scheme of work, I have included tried and tested activities found to be both popular and inspiring with the KS4 age group, as well as covering some of the dramatic techniques and written...

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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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A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney

KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

First performed in 1958, A Taste of Honey by Shelagh Delaney is an excellent example of post-war social drama.

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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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Commedia dell’arte

KS 4

Author: Tania du Bois

In this scheme looking at the genre of Italian commedia dell’arte, KS4 students explore the physicality of the stock characters, understand lazzi, how commedia plays were structured and the six...

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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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After Juliet by Sharman Macdonald

KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

This scheme invludes a variety of techniques to help create a good understanding of the play and main characters. It will also be helpful for students in the creation of well-rounded characterisations...

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