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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Looking at narration

KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

Narration is storytelling, and storytelling is drama. Narration has been used as a dramatic device since the Ancient Greeks used the Chorus to help with the telling of a story, becoming an integral...

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FOMO and other anxieties

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

Most people are familiar with FOMO - the anxiety of missing out when others are doing something fun, interesting, exciting, adventurous or edgy. Particularly during the coronavirus pandemic, it was a...

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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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Have a nice day!

KS 2

Author: David Porter

Have a nice day' is a common American expression meaning bye, see you later, adios or ciao. It's generally used in a well-meaning way, but can also be sarcastic or a means of saying something less...

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Puppet Theatre

KS 3

Author: Naomi Holcombe

The COVID-19 lockdown has produced some serious challenges for drama teachers. We have had to re-think our teaching methods and schemes in light of online learning or socially distanced work settings,...

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Big changes, little changes

KS 4

Author: David Porter

One thing the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown taught us was that big changes lead to little changes; little changes can cause big upheavals and people don't always do change well. It's a rich theme for...

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The plays of John Godber

KS 4

Author: Mair Bull

John Godber is a hugely influential and much-loved British theatre practitioner. This scheme explores his style of theatre using a selection of his own plays. It can be used for any board at KS4 and...

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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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Using puppetry in distance-learning

KS 2

Author: Kent Suss

This scheme of work introduces primary-age students to techniques of puppet-building and performance. Making puppets and using them in spontaneous or planned dramas is fun, and is invaluable for...

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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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