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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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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Working from a variety of texts

KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

The activities throughout this scheme of work, which concentrates on devising as a collaborative process using a variety of texts as a stimulus, have been designed with the intention of making the...

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Verbatim

KS 4

Author: Jo Smith

In this scheme of work students will develop an understanding of the style of verbatim theatre while exploring professional practitioners’ work, and examining the processes used to develop the...

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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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Tough Love

KS 4

Author: David Porter

This scheme of six two-hour sessions explores a range of approaches to love, especially the tough variety. Timings are suggested as guidelines only, and, as is often the case in schemes of work,...

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The Unravelling by Fin Kennedy

KS 4

Author: Alicia Pope

This scheme of work uses The Unravelling as the starting point for exploration of the text as a chosen script, for monologues, and as the inspiration for devised work. It uses the play to explore...

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From generation to generation

KS 4

Author: David Porter

As children grow, parents, grandparents and others mark and note the likenesses and differences with previous generations. Our genes often reveal our father’s eyes, our mother’s nose or our...

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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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Looking at comedy using Billy Liar

KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

Although many students interested in studying drama are quick to seize the opportunity of acting in or devising a comedy, it can be very difficult to get it just right. There is a reason many...

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