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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Physical Comedy: Drama skills

KS 3

Author: Tania du Bois

This skills-based scheme of work is designed to encourage students to lose their inhibitions, embrace over-exaggeration and understand the structure of comic sketches. It will prove to be a firm...

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Preparing to teach the Working Notebook for AQA A Level Drama and Theatre

KS 5

Author: Mat Walters

This is a guide to teaching the written coursework for AQA A level Drama Component 2. This component is worth 30 per cent of the A level, with the Working Notebook being worth 40 of the 60 marks, so...

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The Pressures on Us

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

This devising scheme comprises six 2-hour sessions exploring a range of characters under a wide variety of pressures.

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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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