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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Fathers, pheasants, and not-so-fast cars: All the drama of Danny, the Champion of the World!

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

This scheme of work uses a range of games, improvisation and devising exercises, character explorations and discussions to explore some of the key moments and themes in Danny, the Champion of the...

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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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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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Adventuring into Narnia: A look at The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe through drama

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

This scheme of work loosely explores the whole book of Narnia, focussing on some of the key characters and moments. It offers students a greater understanding of the story while challenging and...

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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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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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