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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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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Fathers, pheasants, and not-so-fast cars: All the drama of Danny, the Champion of the World!

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

This scheme of work uses a range of games, improvisation and devising exercises, character explorations and discussions to explore some of the key moments and themes in Danny, the Champion of the...

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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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It’s not just about posters: An introduction to marketing and arts admin

KS 3

Author: Ali Warren

The following scheme is aimed at introducing marketing, ticket sales, programming and recruitment pay to students in KS3. It can be run as a whole unit but just as easily dropped in as individual...

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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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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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Who are you calling disabled?

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

Watching paralympian athletes, it’s often hard to remember that they are ‘disabled’. But the fact is that people dealing with enormous bodily challenges achieve the most amazing physical and mental...

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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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