Schemes of Work

Twice each term, Drama & Theatre publishes six 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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Cuckooing: Making a drug gang drama

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

To call someone ‘cuckoo’ or claim they’re in ‘cloud-cuckoo land’ is to say they’re dotty, obsessive, unrealistic or eccentrically mad, but it now has a new meaning. Popularised in the past decade, the...

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Looking at the theme of despair

KS 3

Author: Karen Hart

This scheme of work looks at feelings of despair using a variety of mediums: illustration, music, film and poetry. A loss of all hope is a prevalent theme in drama and literature, and the many ways it...

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Who is the rainforest for?

KS 2

Author: Paul Bateson

Who is the rainforest for? is a cross-curricular scheme of work, providing opportunities for exploring Drama, Geography, Science, Literacy and SMSC. It uses the dramatic technique ‘mantle of the...

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Characters as seen by others

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

In general, people struggle to see both themselves and others accurately. In drama, this can be a gift and this scheme of work explores how characters see others, which helps develop the depth of...

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Artificial Intelligence

KS 3 KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

What does it mean to be alive? This scheme of work looks at different types of artificial intelligence, from the robots of old sci-fi comics and films, to the convincing humanoids being developed...

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The Raft of Hope

KS 4 BTEC

Author: Paul Bateson

This scheme takes the form of a mock exam in preparation for BTEC Tech Award Performing Arts Level 1/2, Component 3 ‘Performing to a brief’. The aim of this scheme, on the theme of migration and the...

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Jealousy

KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

This scheme of work follows the theme of jealousy; the feelings it can create and their possible consequences and ramifications. Students will examine different forms of jealousy and how feeling...

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Blodin the Beast!

KS 3

Author: Geoff Smith

This scheme of work takes students on a learning journey that aims to challenge, support and reinforce their writing and creativity at KS3. It explores the story of Blodin the Beast by Michael...

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The Beauty Manifesto by Nell Leyshon

KS 3 KS 4

Author: Antony Taylor

The Beauty Manifesto by Nell Leyshon was originally commissioned for National Theatre Connections. The play is set in a dystopian future of extreme physical conformity, where teenagers celebrate their...

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Imaginary Friends

KS 3 KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

The following scheme of work explores the themes of friendship, isolation, and what the function is of an imaginary friend. The play used here, Invisible Friends by Alan Ayckbourn, acts as a perfect...

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