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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Game Theory in devising

KS 5

Author: David Porter

While there are many changing/evolving definitions of Game Theory, it is essentially a complicated mathematical idea which explains how a strategic game is played. It studies how people’s choices...

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Jerzy Grotowski and ‘Poor Theatre’ – an introduction to theory and practice

KS 5

Author: Mat Walters

Jerzy Grotowski is one of the most influential and important theatre practitioners. His groundbreaking work and approach to actor training is central to the development of a huge range of acting...

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Urban myths

KS 5

Author: Karen Hart

I have found the theme of urban myths to be a good one to use in drama class, as not only is it a popular one - all students can recall a few of these stories given a bit of prompting - they are also...

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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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Practitioners in Practice: Exploring practitioners using a text

KS 5

Author: Sean Abbs

This scheme of work provides a starting point for the Practitioners in Practice component of OCR A level Drama and Theatre.

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Machinal by Sophie Treadwell

KS 5

Author: Chris Whyld

Machinal by Sophie Treadwell is one of six text choices from Edexcel’s A Level Drama and Theatre, Component 3, Section B: Page to Stage: Realising a Performance Text. In this scheme of work, you will...

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Lysistrata by Aristophanes

KS 5

Author: Chris Whyld

Lysistrata by Aristophanes, 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...

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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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