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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Lysistrata by Aristophanes

KS 5

Author: Chris Whyld

Lysistrata by Aristophanes, is one of nine text choices, from Edexcel’s A level Drama and Theatre, Component 3, Section C: Interpreting a Performance Text in light of one practitioner for a...

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Exploring Medea for performance

KS 5

Author: Keith Burt

Medea is a tragedy like no other. It is a play that is full of emotions, and it just doesn’t hold back. From the very opening, the audience are left questioning not only the motives of every...

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The Maids by Jean Genet: Interpreting a | performance text

KS 5

Author: Chris Whyld

The Maids by Jean Genet, is one of nine text choices, from Edexcel’s A level Drama and Theatre, Component 3, Section C: Interpreting a Performance Text in light of one practitioner for a contemporary...

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Ways into Dario Fo's Accidental Death of an Anarchist

KS 5

Author: Lucy Miller

Dario Fo's Accidental Death of an Anarchist is an A level set text for AQA, Eduqas and Edexcel. A political farce written in 1970, it takes as its subject the controversial events surrounding the 1969...

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'East End Tales' by Fin Kennedy

KS 5

Author: Alicia Pope

'East End Tales' by Fin Kennedy consists of nine stories inspired by pictures and newspaper articles from local East London papers. It was written as part of a theatre project in Tower Hamlets and the...

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Katie Mitchell and Harold Pinter

KS 5

Author: Mair Bull

This scheme introduces the practitioner Katie Mitchell by using Harold Pinter's The Dumb Waiter to explore her work. Students can use this scheme as part of AQA's Component 3, or it can be used for...

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Approaching live theatre reviews

KS 4 KS 5

Author: David Porter

Watching live theatre is one of the best ways of teaching students about performance, acting, design, directing, staging, lighting, special effects and the genres of theatre. While not every school...

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Developing devised work inspired by Paper Birds

KS 5

Author: Zeena Rasheed

This scheme dives into the work of Paper Birds Theatre, a contemporary, dynamic, distinctive company started in the 1990s by Kylie Perry and Jemma McDonnell. They call themselves story collectors,...

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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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