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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Game Theory in devising

KS 5

Author: David Porter

While there are many changing/evolving definitions of Game Theory, it is essentially a complicated mathematical idea which explains how a strategic game is played. It studies how people’s choices...

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Lizzie Borden, scripted work: A Memory of Lizzie by David Foxton

KS 4

Author: Tania du Bois

Within this scheme of work students learn about the true story of Lizzie Borden, read and perform the play A Memory of Lizzie by David Foxton, learn the drama techniques of characterisation, Freytag’s...

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Introduction to Physical Theatre

KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

The subject of physical theatre is huge and encompasses numerous dramatic strategies and skills. This scheme of work acts as an introduction to some of the techniques traditionally used as strategies...

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The Perfect Crime

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

It has been argued that with greater understanding of DNA and other technological advances in the coming years, it will become almost impossible to get away with certain crimes. What a wonderful...

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Jerzy Grotowski and ‘Poor Theatre’ – an introduction to theory and practice

KS 5

Author: Mat Walters

Jerzy Grotowski is one of the most influential and important theatre practitioners. His groundbreaking work and approach to actor training is central to the development of a huge range of acting...

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Big Dreams, Little Realities

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

This scheme of six two-hour sessions suggests a continuous story to develop characters and explore how realities can impact and shape people. There are alternative suggestions of different scenarios...

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The Madness of Crowds

KS 4

Author: David Porter

This scheme of six two-hour sessions creates a story from a piece of crowd behaviour with several characters sporting credible backstories explaining why they are there and with a focus on some drama...

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Urban myths

KS 5

Author: Karen Hart

I have found the theme of urban myths to be a good one to use in drama class, as not only is it a popular one - all students can recall a few of these stories given a bit of prompting - they are also...

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The Ash Girl by Timberlake Wertenbaker, for AQA Drama and Theatre, Component 3

KS 5

Author: Tania du Bois

This scheme of work is designed as a series of workshops. It introduces a practical exploration of The Ash Girl by Timberlake Wertenbaker for a scripted performance and prepares students to write on...

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Blood Brothers by Willy Russell for AQA GCSE

KS 4

Author: Lucy Miller

This scheme of work provides a series of introductory exercises on Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers. While it is designed for the AQA specification, it could easily be adapted to suit OCR. The AQA exam...

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