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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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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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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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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Verbatim Theatre

KS 5

Author: Naomi Holcombe

By the end of this scheme of work, learners will have understood what Verbatim Theatre is, through a practical exploration of four texts (London Road; Deep Cut; The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later;...

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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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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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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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Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

KS 5

Author: Alicia Pope

Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett is one of the nine set texts for the new Pearson A level specification. These set texts form the basis of section C of Component 3: Theatre Makers in Practice....

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Practically exploring play texts: Noughts and Crosses, Act 1

KS 4

Author: Rhianna Elsden

This scheme explores Act 1 of the popular play text Noughts and Crosses as a stimulus. The scheme offers ideas on how to work with play scripts practically, with both on and off-text ideas and...

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From Page to Stage: Analysing and interpreting dialogue

KS 4 KS 5

Author: Deborah O’Donoghue

Here you will find a series of workshop activities for GCSE and AS level, aimed at sharpening students’ tools for interpreting and performing written texts. One of my bugbears as a fiction writer, is...

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