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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Qu’est-ce qu’il y a au zoo? What is at the zoo? Using dramatic techniques to teach primary languages

KS 2

Author: Joseph Mees

This scheme of work uses the Dramalang® SMILES approach to language learning, which consists of Song, Mime, Improvisation, Learning Games, Expression and Stagecraft. The learners will be introduced to...

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The power of words: Exploring writing through drama

KS 3

Author: Louise Tondeur

This scheme of work combines drama and creative writing activities, with the aim of creating stories, poems and performance pieces. Drama and creative writing work well together because you can use...

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DNA by Dennis Kelly

KS 4

Author: Vickie Smith

The new GCSE Drama examination for Edexcel asks a lot of students. It includes a written examination, as part of which the students are asked to approach a script (from a selection provided by...

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Blodin the Beast!

KS 3

Author: Geoff Smith

This scheme of work takes students on a learning journey that aims to challenge, support and reinforce their writing and creativity at KS3. It explores the story of Blodin the Beast by Michael...

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Developing approaches to the set text extract – Yerma

KS 5

Author: Mat Walters

This scheme explains how to prepare students for all three questions on the extract from the list B set text in Twentieth and Twenty-first-century Drama. Section B of the AQA written exam involves an...

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Practitioners in practice

KS 5

Author: David Porter

This scheme introduces the performing and the design components of OCR’s A level Drama and Theatre. It is a suggested way into, and route through, the teaching of the components and brings together a...

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The Beauty Manifesto by Nell Leyshon

KS 3 KS 4

Author: Antony Taylor

The Beauty Manifesto by Nell Leyshon was originally commissioned for National Theatre Connections. The play is set in a dystopian future of extreme physical conformity, where teenagers celebrate their...

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pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill

KS 5

Author: Alicia Pope

pool (no water) by Mark Ravenhill was first performed by Frantic Assembly in 2006. This scheme of work explores the text using both on and off text work, devising, improvisation and practitioner...

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Devising

KS 4

Author: Vickie Smith

The aim of this scheme of work is to allow the students to explore various stimuli and then let them choose the one that they feel has the most potential. Following this, they will develop a piece of...

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Imaginary Friends

KS 3 KS 4

Author: Karen Hart

The following scheme of work explores the themes of friendship, isolation, and what the function is of an imaginary friend. The play used here, Invisible Friends by Alan Ayckbourn, acts as a perfect...

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