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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Medea

KS 4

Author: Alicia Pope

This scheme of work based on Euripides’ Medea examines ways in which you might study this text at GCSE. The scheme offers ideas for on- and off-text work, as well as considering some of the design...

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Our Day Out by Willy Russell

KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

Our Day Out, Willy Russell’s much-loved play about poor children from Liverpool, proved so popular after being shown on TV in 1977 that it was converted into a full-length stage musical. Its themes of...

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Practically exploring play texts: Equus – key scenes from Act 1

KS 5

Author: Rhianna Elsden

This scheme of work explores key scenes in Act 1 of the play text Equus, offering ideas on how to work with play scripts practically, with both on- and off-text ideas and activities. The activities...

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Woyzeck by Georg Büchner

KS 5

Author: Alicia Pope

Woyzeck by Georg Büchner is one of the nine set texts for Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice in the Pearson A level syllabus. These set texts form the basis of Section C: Interpreting a...

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Exploring Shakespeare's plays and language using three of his major tragedies

KS 3

Author: Rhianna Elsden

This scheme offers a wide range of activities to enable teachers to explore Shakespeare’s plays and his language with KS3 students. It offers ideas on how to work with three texts (Romeo and Juliet;...

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Practically exploring play texts: The Crucible

KS 5

Author: Rhianna Elsden

This scheme of work offers a variety of activities to enable students to explore The Crucible. It offers ideas on how to work with play scripts practically, with both on- and off-text ideas and...

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DNA by Dennis Kelly

KS 4

Author: Vickie Smith

The new GCSE Drama examination for Edexcel asks a lot of students. It includes a written examination, as part of which the students are asked to approach a script (from a selection provided by...

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Developing approaches to the set text extract – Yerma

KS 5

Author: Mat Walters

This scheme explains how to prepare students for all three questions on the extract from the list B set text in Twentieth and Twenty-first-century Drama. Section B of the AQA written exam involves an...

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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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pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill

KS 5

Author: Alicia Pope

pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill was first performed by Frantic Assembly in 2006. This scheme of work explores the text using both on and off text work, devising, improvisation and practitioner...

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