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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The Firework-Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman: Exploring literature through Drama

KS 2

Author: Tania du Bois

The Firework-Maker’s Daughter, Philip Pullman’s touching tale of adventure, imagination, believing in and standing up for yourself, is hugely popular with KS2 students and is on the primary reading...

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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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Tough Love

KS 4

Author: David Porter

This scheme of six two-hour sessions explores a range of approaches to love, especially the tough variety. Timings are suggested as guidelines only, and, as is often the case in schemes of work,...

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The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall

KS 3

Author: Karen Hart

This scheme of work is based on two very well-known novels: primarily The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall, taken alongside Animal Farm by George Orwell. Although they are very different books,...

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The Unravelling by Fin Kennedy

KS 4

Author: Alicia Pope

This scheme of work uses The Unravelling as the starting point for exploration of the text as a chosen script, for monologues, and as the inspiration for devised work. It uses the play to explore...

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Beowulf

KS 2

Author: Patrice Baldwin

This scheme of work is based on the legend of Beowulf. The five lessons cover his journey from Geatland to the Land of the Danes, his killing of Grendel and Grendel’s mother. The lessons use a...

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The Exam by Andy Hamilton

KS 3

Author: Dominic Bell

It is important, particularly in Year 9, that students feel Drama is relevant and relatable. Relationships with parents, struggles with mental health and exam pressure are always topical subjects;...

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The Safe City

KS 3

Author: Eddy Passmore

This imaginative scheme of work explores themes of society, its structure, and the responsibility of individuals and groups within it. By the end of the scheme, depending of course on your...

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From generation to generation

KS 4

Author: David Porter

As children grow, parents, grandparents and others mark and note the likenesses and differences with previous generations. Our genes often reveal our father’s eyes, our mother’s nose or our...

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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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