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 Night Bus by Anthony Horowitz

KS 3

Author: Karen Hart

Introduction This scheme of work looks at the themes of being lost, being missing, of feelings of concern and worry, and builds these themes into a performance of the short story The Night Bus by...

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The Raft of Hope

KS 4 BTEC

Author: Paul Bateson

This scheme takes the form of a mock exam in preparation for BTEC Tech Award Performing Arts Level 1/2, Component 3 ‘Performing to a brief’. The aim of this scheme, on the theme of migration and the...

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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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