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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Somebody at the Door

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

A knock or ring at the door, followed by someone opening it, may allow a range of joys, miseries, crimes, regrets, fears, happy memories or surrealism into an existing situation.

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

KS 3

Author: Donna Steele

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a Gothic literature classic. It is a set text on the AQA GCSE English Literature syllabus, and giving students a practical introduction to the novella will...

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Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen: KS5 AWA, component 1, section A

KS 5

Author: Keith Burt

Explore the intricacies of Hedda Gabler with your students through this tailored scheme of work designed for Component 1, Section A of the AQA Drama and Theatre A Level, unravelling captivating themes...

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Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Twits, Fantastic Mr Fox and Revolting Rhymes

KS 3

Author: Alicia Pope

This scheme of work is based on Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and the play texts of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox and The Twits.

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The pitfalls to avoid in devising drama

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

As they progress through the Key Stages, students learn how to devise or improvise their stories and make up the characters to people the worlds they create.

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Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker

KS 5

Author: Keith Burt

Our Country’s Good is a popular choice of text for Component 1, Section A of the AQA Drama and Theatre A level exam.

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Scripted work: The Railway Children by E. Nesbit, adapted for stage by Mike Kenny

KS 3

Author: Tania du Bois

This scheme of work uses the script of The Railway Children that was performed at Waterloo Station, and has been created to build on the script-based skills learnt either earlier in KS2 or in the...

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Developing character: Backstories and subplots

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

You may take the Stanislavski view that actors should live in the world of their characters to present realism on stage. Or the Brechtian approach that an actor demonstrates a character without...

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Immersive Theatre Needs a Lifejacket

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

Immersive theatre is all the rage nowadays. Exam students present their versions of set texts as ‘immersive’. Younger students are encouraged to draw the audience in, involving them more.

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Medea

KS 5

Author: Alicia Pope

This scheme of work is based on Euripides’ Medea and focuses on ways to use this text at A Level. The scheme offers ideas for on and off text work looking at Medea, Jason and the Messenger and using...

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