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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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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Looking at narration

KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

Narration is storytelling, and storytelling is drama. Narration has been used as a dramatic device since the Ancient Greeks used the Chorus to help with the telling of a story, becoming an integral...

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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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Big changes, little changes

KS 4

Author: David Porter

One thing the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown taught us was that big changes lead to little changes; little changes can cause big upheavals and people don't always do change well. It's a rich theme for...

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The plays of John Godber

KS 4

Author: Mair Bull

John Godber is a hugely influential and much-loved British theatre practitioner. This scheme explores his style of theatre using a selection of his own plays. It can be used for any board at KS4 and...

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