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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Creating the envelope: Theatre design elements in the classroom

KS 3

Author: Ali Warren

Theatre design is a tricky art form. It has a very short life, at best for the length of the run. But mostly it only gets attention until the actors come to do their work; if it doesn’t fade into the...

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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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Building fantasy worlds

KS 2

Author: Karen Hart

Building fantasy worlds lends itself to drama lessons on many levels - building imagination, giving life to inanimate objects, creating exaggerated characters with bizarre personalities, etc. As well...

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Greek Myths

KS 3

Author: Alicia Pope

This scheme of work is based on three of the more well-known Greek myths: Pandora’s Box; Perseus and Medusa; Jason and the Golden Fleece This scheme is most suitable for Year 7 and Year 8, although...

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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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NT’s Peter Pan: Creating a theatre review and practical exploration

KS 3

Author: Tanis du Bois

This scheme of work was created during lockdown when all our lessons had to be online and distance learning was taking place. It was adapted as practical lessons were added in as we were allowed to...

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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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Adventuring into Narnia: A look at The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe through drama

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

This scheme of work loosely explores the whole book of Narnia, focussing on some of the key characters and moments. It offers students a greater understanding of the story while challenging and...

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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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