Schemes of Work

Twice each term, Drama & Theatre publishes six 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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Medea

KS 4

Author: Alicia Pope

This scheme of work based on Euripides’ Medea examines ways in which you might study this text at GCSE. The scheme offers ideas for on- and off-text work, as well as considering some of the design...

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Cuckooing: Making a drug gang drama

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

To call someone ‘cuckoo’ or claim they’re in ‘cloud-cuckoo land’ is to say they’re dotty, obsessive, unrealistic or eccentrically mad, but it now has a new meaning. Popularised in the past decade, the...

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Characters as seen by others

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

In general, people struggle to see both themselves and others accurately. In drama, this can be a gift and this scheme of work explores how characters see others, which helps develop the depth of...

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Our Day Out by Willy Russell

KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

Our Day Out, Willy Russell’s much-loved play about poor children from Liverpool, proved so popular after being shown on TV in 1977 that it was converted into a full-length stage musical. Its themes of...

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Artificial Intelligence

KS 3 KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

What does it mean to be alive? This scheme of work looks at different types of artificial intelligence, from the robots of old sci-fi comics and films, to the convincing humanoids being developed...

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Exploring the Performing Arts – Berkoff

KS 4 BTEC

Author: Jo Smith

This scheme is designed to be used as part of the delivery of the BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Performing Arts (Acting) qualification. Component 1: Exploring the Performing Arts requires students to...

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The Raft of Hope

KS 4 BTEC

Author: Paul Bateson

This scheme takes the form of a mock exam in preparation for BTEC Tech Award Performing Arts Level 1/2, Component 3 ‘Performing to a brief’. The aim of this scheme, on the theme of migration and the...

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Jealousy

KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

This scheme of work follows the theme of jealousy; the feelings it can create and their possible consequences and ramifications. Students will examine different forms of jealousy and how feeling...

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DNA by Dennis Kelly

KS 4

Author: Vickie Smith

The new GCSE Drama examination for Edexcel asks a lot of students. It includes a written examination, as part of which the students are asked to approach a script (from a selection provided by...

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The Beauty Manifesto by Nell Leyshon

KS 3 KS 4

Author: Antony Taylor

The Beauty Manifesto by Nell Leyshon was originally commissioned for National Theatre Connections. The play is set in a dystopian future of extreme physical conformity, where teenagers celebrate their...

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