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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The Ash Girl by Timberlake Wertenbaker, for AQA Drama and Theatre, Component 3

KS 5

Author: Tania du Bois

This scheme of work is designed as a series of workshops. It introduces a practical exploration of The Ash Girl by Timberlake Wertenbaker for a scripted performance and prepares students to write on...

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Blood Brothers by Willy Russell for AQA GCSE

KS 4

Author: Lucy Miller

This scheme of work provides a series of introductory exercises on Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers. While it is designed for the AQA specification, it could easily be adapted to suit OCR. The AQA exam...

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KS 2

Author: Patrice Baldwin

This scheme of work is based on the legend of Beowulf. The five lessons cover his journey from Geatland to the Land of the Danes, his killing of Grendel and Grendel’s mother. The lessons use a...

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The Safe City

KS 3

Author: Eddy Passmore

This imaginative scheme of work explores themes of society, its structure, and the responsibility of individuals and groups within it. By the end of the scheme, depending of course on your...

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From generation to generation

KS 4

Author: David Porter

As children grow, parents, grandparents and others mark and note the likenesses and differences with previous generations. Our genes often reveal our father’s eyes, our mother’s nose or our...

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Exploring Medea for performance

KS 5

Author: Keith Burt

Medea is a tragedy like no other. It is a play that is full of emotions, and it just doesn’t hold back. From the very opening, the audience are left questioning not only the motives of every...

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Who Cares by Matt Woodhead

KS 3 KS 4

Author: Paul Bateson

This is a two-part scheme of work for secondary Drama teachers, providing opportunities for learning devising skills and drama conventions in the first half; before exploring scripted work by focusing...

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Looking at comedy using Billy Liar

KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

Although many students interested in studying drama are quick to seize the opportunity of acting in or devising a comedy, it can be very difficult to get it just right. There is a reason many...

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The Maids by Jean Genet: Interpreting a | performance text

KS 5

Author: Chris Whyld

The Maids by Jean Genet, is one of nine text choices, from Edexcel’s A level Drama and Theatre, Component 3, Section C: Interpreting a Performance Text in light of one practitioner for a contemporary...

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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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