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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Creating the envelope: Theatre design elements in the classroom

KS 3

Author: Ali Warren

Theatre design is a tricky art form. It has a very short life, at best for the length of the run. But mostly it only gets attention until the actors come to do their work; if it doesn’t fade into the...

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Greek Myths

KS 3

Author: Alicia Pope

This scheme of work is based on three of the more well-known Greek myths: Pandora’s Box; Perseus and Medusa; Jason and the Golden Fleece This scheme is most suitable for Year 7 and Year 8, although...

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Lizzie Borden, scripted work: A Memory of Lizzie by David Foxton

KS 4

Author: Tania du Bois

Within this scheme of work students learn about the true story of Lizzie Borden, read and perform the play A Memory of Lizzie by David Foxton, learn the drama techniques of characterisation, Freytag’s...

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Introduction to Physical Theatre

KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

The subject of physical theatre is huge and encompasses numerous dramatic strategies and skills. This scheme of work acts as an introduction to some of the techniques traditionally used as strategies...

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NT’s Peter Pan: Creating a theatre review and practical exploration

KS 3

Author: Tanis du Bois

This scheme of work was created during lockdown when all our lessons had to be online and distance learning was taking place. It was adapted as practical lessons were added in as we were allowed to...

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The Perfect Crime

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

It has been argued that with greater understanding of DNA and other technological advances in the coming years, it will become almost impossible to get away with certain crimes. What a wonderful...

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It’s not just about posters: An introduction to marketing and arts admin

KS 3

Author: Ali Warren

The following scheme is aimed at introducing marketing, ticket sales, programming and recruitment pay to students in KS3. It can be run as a whole unit but just as easily dropped in as individual...

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Big Dreams, Little Realities

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

This scheme of six two-hour sessions suggests a continuous story to develop characters and explore how realities can impact and shape people. There are alternative suggestions of different scenarios...

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The Madness of Crowds

KS 4

Author: David Porter

This scheme of six two-hour sessions creates a story from a piece of crowd behaviour with several characters sporting credible backstories explaining why they are there and with a focus on some drama...

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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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