Schemes of Work

Twice each term, Drama & Theatre publishes six 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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From Winter to Spring: A look at The Selfish Giant through drama

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

Oscar Wilde’s short story provides plenty of room for exploration through drama, in a bite-sized package. A highly accessible literary classic, it is both entertaining and thought provoking. This...

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Exploring Shakespeare's plays and language using three of his major tragedies

KS 3

Author: Rhianna Elsden

This scheme offers a wide range of activities to enable teachers to explore Shakespeare’s plays and his language with KS3 students. It offers ideas on how to work with three texts (Romeo and Juliet;...

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The directorial vision thing

KS 5

Author: David Porter

In the Bible, Proverbs 29:18 states that ‘where there is no vision, the people perish’. While directorial vision in drama isn’t life or death, the most effective drama and theatre arise from clear...

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Verbatim Theatre

KS 5

Author: Naomi Holcombe

By the end of this scheme of work, learners will have understood what Verbatim Theatre is, through a practical exploration of four texts (London Road; Deep Cut; The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later;...

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Tony Bradman's Anglo-Saxon Boy: Using the book to bring 1066 to life through Drama

KS 2

Author: Helen Day

Tony Bradman takes young readers straight to the heart of Anglo-Saxon Britain, blending historical fact with intriguing fiction to depict the months building up to the Norman invasion. Dramatic,...

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Jealousy

KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

This scheme of work follows the theme of jealousy; the feelings it can create and their possible consequences and ramifications. Students will examine different forms of jealousy and how feeling...

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Year 9 Drama: The biggest challenge of all

KS 3

Author: David Porter

Year 9 isn’t simply a phase, it’s a vital stage on students’ life journeys. Drama can positively contribute to it. Year 9 drama is often seen as a huge challenge, bringing KS3 to a close with...

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Practically exploring play texts: The Crucible

KS 5

Author: Rhianna Elsden

This scheme of work offers a variety of activities to enable students to explore The Crucible. It offers ideas on how to work with play scripts practically, with both on- and off-text ideas and...

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Site-specific performance

KS 5

Author: Gail Deal

Site-specific Performance is an optional unit worth ten credits to be delivered over 60 GLH. It can be delivered for the Extended Diploma in Performing Arts and for the dance and acting pathways. This...

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Horrible Histories

KS 3

Author: Alicia Pope

Terry Deary’s Horrible Histories markets itself as ‘history with the gory bits left in’ and it doesn’t disappoint. The irreverent collection of books and the TV series, along with various stage shows...

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