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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Theatre makers in practice

KS 5

Author: Alison Winter

The following scheme of work looks at how to apply the methodology of Joan Littlewood to a production of Sophocles’ Antigone in relation to Edexcel A level, Component 3, Section C. This final question...

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Exploring performance styles in Musical Theatre

BTEC KS 5

Author: Heidi McEntee

Exploring Performance Styles is one of the three units which sit within Module D: musical theatre Skills Development from the new BTEC Level 3 in Performing Arts Practice (musical theatre)...

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Practically exploring play texts: Equus – key scenes from Act 1

KS 5

Author: Rhianna Elsden

This scheme of work explores key scenes in Act 1 of the play text Equus, offering ideas on how to work with play scripts practically, with both on- and off-text ideas and activities. The activities...

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Developing strategies to deal with the demands of AQA Section B

KS 5

Author: Mat Walters

Section B of the AQA written exam can present a real challenge for students and they must be well prepared for lighting, sound, costume and set design questions. This scheme of work focuses on knowing...

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Woyzeck by Georg Büchner

KS 5

Author: Alicia Pope

Woyzeck by Georg Büchner is one of the nine set texts for Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice in the Pearson A level syllabus. These set texts form the basis of Section C: Interpreting a...

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A guide to creating the working notebook for AQA A level Drama and Theatre

KS 5

Author: Mat Walters

The working notebook is the written section of the devising unit for AQA A level Drama and Theatre, Component 2: Creating Original Drama. It is marked by teachers and then moderated by the exam board....

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The directorial vision thing

KS 5

Author: David Porter

In the Bible, Proverbs 29:18 states that ‘where there is no vision, the people perish’. While directorial vision in drama isn’t life or death, the most effective drama and theatre arise from clear...

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Verbatim Theatre

KS 5

Author: Naomi Holcombe

By the end of this scheme of work, learners will have understood what Verbatim Theatre is, through a practical exploration of four texts (London Road; Deep Cut; The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later;...

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Practically exploring play texts: The Crucible

KS 5

Author: Rhianna Elsden

This scheme of work offers a variety of activities to enable students to explore The Crucible. It offers ideas on how to work with play scripts practically, with both on- and off-text ideas and...

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Site-specific performance

KS 5

Author: Gail Deal

Site-specific Performance is an optional unit worth ten credits to be delivered over 60 GLH. It can be delivered for the Extended Diploma in Performing Arts and for the dance and acting pathways. This...

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