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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Two Islands by Ivan Gantschev

KS 2

Author: Patrice Baldwin

This scheme of work consists of four lessons. It is based on the story of Two Islands by Ivan Gantschev (available online), which is about two neighbouring islands, Greenel and Graynel. Greenel...

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Arabian Nights by Dominic Cooke: Exploration of script work

KS 3

Author: Tania du Bois

This scheme of work uses the script Arabian Nights, adapted and directed by Dominic Cooke with the RSC, and is aimed at KS3 students.

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It Takes a Team

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

Working through this scheme should broaden students’ thinking, encourage experimentation and prepare them for several aspects of the GCSE exam specifications they may engage in later.

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Working from a variety of texts

KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

The activities throughout this scheme of work, which concentrates on devising as a collaborative process using a variety of texts as a stimulus, have been designed with the intention of making the...

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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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Verbatim

KS 4

Author: Jo Smith

In this scheme of work students will develop an understanding of the style of verbatim theatre while exploring professional practitioners’ work, and examining the processes used to develop the...

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Cloudland by John Burningham: Exploring literature through drama

KS 2

Author: Tania du Bois

Cloudland, John Burningham’s poignant tale of a young boy adventuring to the mysterious and playful Cloudland, is an ideal starting text from which to explore themes such as coping with the unknown...

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Silent Drama

KS 3

Author: Karen Hart

This scheme of work will look at many dramatic techniques that are associated with silent performance and consider ways to enhance not just silent performance, but all drama work going forward. Each...

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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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Drama from anything

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

Absolutely anything, anyone, any emotion, any feeling or any human response sparks ideas with which to devise drama. Unexpected discoveries, realisations, guilt, regrets, objects and places are often...

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