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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Approaching live theatre reviews

KS 4 KS 5

Author: David Porter

Watching live theatre is one of the best ways of teaching students about performance, acting, design, directing, staging, lighting, special effects and the genres of theatre. While not every school...

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Developing devised work inspired by Paper Birds

KS 5

Author: Zeena Rasheed

This scheme dives into the work of Paper Birds Theatre, a contemporary, dynamic, distinctive company started in the 1990s by Kylie Perry and Jemma McDonnell. They call themselves story collectors,...

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Ghosts and time travel by the light of the moon: A look at Helen Cresswell's Moondial through drama

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

Helen Cresswell’s Moondial has become something of a children’s classic, having been released both as a book and a TV drama in the 1980s. It is remarkable in that it is at once a book about time...

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Theatre makers in practice

KS 5

Author: Alison Winter

The following scheme of work looks at how to apply the methodology of Joan Littlewood to a production of Sophocles’ Antigone in relation to Edexcel A level, Component 3, Section C. This final question...

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Medea

KS 4

Author: Alicia Pope

This scheme of work based on Euripides’ Medea examines ways in which you might study this text at GCSE. The scheme offers ideas for on- and off-text work, as well as considering some of the design...

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Exploring performance styles in Musical Theatre

BTEC KS 5

Author: Heidi McEntee

Exploring Performance Styles is one of the three units which sit within Module D: musical theatre Skills Development from the new BTEC Level 3 in Performing Arts Practice (musical theatre)...

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Cuckooing: Making a drug gang drama

KS 3 KS 4

Author: David Porter

To call someone ‘cuckoo’ or claim they’re in ‘cloud-cuckoo land’ is to say they’re dotty, obsessive, unrealistic or eccentrically mad, but it now has a new meaning. Popularised in the past decade, the...

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Looking at the theme of despair

KS 3

Author: Karen Hart

This scheme of work looks at feelings of despair using a variety of mediums: illustration, music, film and poetry. A loss of all hope is a prevalent theme in drama and literature, and the many ways it...

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Who is the rainforest for?

KS 2

Author: Paul Bateson

Who is the rainforest for? is a cross-curricular scheme of work, providing opportunities for exploring Drama, Geography, Science, Literacy and SMSC. It uses the dramatic technique ‘mantle of the...

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Danny the Champion of the World

KS 3

Author: Alicia Pope

This scheme of work is based on the play script of Danny the Champion of the World adapted by David Wood from Roald Dahl’s novel. The play is divided into nine mini-plays that can be stand-alone...

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