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A range of resources encouraging practical, creative explorations and teaching with an emphasis on Drama and the arts. The shop showcases resources for everyday drama and arts teaching both in person and online, as well as specific GCSE and A-Level Drama schemes, lessons and materials.

A range of resources encouraging practical, creative explorations and teaching with an emphasis on Drama and the arts. The shop showcases resources for everyday drama and arts teaching both in person and online, as well as specific GCSE and A-Level Drama schemes, lessons and materials.
Technical Theatre Remote Learning KS3/4
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Technical Theatre Remote Learning KS3/4

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This resource is catered to online/remote learning. It is a 6 weeks scheme of work which explores key technical theatre roles and systems. The lessons contain useful links, images and tasks that can be easily differentiated and altered for students without internet access. The lessons also contain extension tasks. Each lessons explores a different element of technical theatre. Lesson 1 - Theatre Roles Lesson 2 - Backstage at the Theatre Lesson 3 - Lighting Design Lesson 4 - Set Design Lesson 5 - Costume Design Lesson 6 - Creating a Diorama Please note: All links are working and valid at time of upload (Feb 2021)
A Midsummer Nights Dream KS3 Drama Scheme
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A Midsummer Nights Dream KS3 Drama Scheme

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This is a fully prepared scheme of work for A Midsummer Nights Dream Each lesson has a complete power-point including practical and group tasks which explore the world of the play through text, devising, character building and story telling. Each lesson includes all the script elements needed to deliver successfully. Lesson 1 - Introduction to the worlds in the play Lesson 2 - The world of the lovers Lesson 3 - Directing and blocking (Demetrius and Helena) Lesson 4 - Pucks story Lesson 5 - Whoosh! and the introduction to the Mechanicals Lesson 6 - The characters of the Mechanicals Lesson 7 - Performing the play within the play. This is a fun, interactive and performance based scheme which encourages students to enjoy and embrace the strange world of the play.
Styles of Drama KS3/KS4 Drama scheme of work
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Styles of Drama KS3/KS4 Drama scheme of work

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This scheme of work contains 5 full prepared power-point lessons, which explores a range of theatrical styles and practitioners. Each lesson will explore a different style and will culminate in a performance assessment at the end of the unit. All lesson resources and activities are included and can be easily adapted to suit the needs of a class. Lesson 1 - Exploring naturalism and Stanislavski Lesson 2 - Exploring non-naturalistic drama and Brecht Lesson 3 - Eploring physical theatre and The Curious Incident of the dog in the night-time* Lesson 4 - Exploring Theatre in Education (T.I.E) Lesson 5 - Preparing for a performance assessment
GCSE Drama Blood Brothers Full Scheme of Work & Revision/Design lesson bundle
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GCSE Drama Blood Brothers Full Scheme of Work & Revision/Design lesson bundle

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This bundle includes the full GCSE Drama Scheme of work for Blood Brothers and the additional revision lessons, activities and design exploration (costume and lighting). Full Blood Brothers Scheme of work - Includes full prepared power-point lessons for all key scenes within the whole play. The lessons explore character, story, themes and links to the exam questions (with practical focus). This scheme includes all lesson resources and can be easily adapted Revision pack - Includes a mixture of practical and written revision activities with links, images, timelines, performance grids and information. This is a brilliant revision aid for those who have studies the play Design lessons (Costume and Lighting Design) - These fully prepared lessons explores the role of the designers and how to create a costume/lighting design using correct terminology and clear focus on characters and scenes from the play Note: This has been a highly successful scheme of work, with a proven track record amongst GCSE Students. The scheme of work and revision resources are also available to purchase individually from the TES shop.
KS3/4 Remote/in school learning Theatre schemes (Technical Theatre and Creating a Stage Show)
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KS3/4 Remote/in school learning Theatre schemes (Technical Theatre and Creating a Stage Show)

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This bundle includes the two very popular schemes of work for remote or in school learning. Both schemes are fully adaptable for learners of all ages and abilities and include optional extension activities. Each scheme is also sold seperatley in the TES shop for £5 each. scheme 1 - Technical Theatre this unit of work includes 6 lesson powerpoints which are fully prepared and ready for use. Each lesson explored a different elements of technical and backstage theatre, from theatre roles, areas of the stage to set and lighting design. scheme 2 - Creating A Stage Show! this unit of work includes 6 lesson powerpoints which are fully prepared and ready for use. Each lesson practically explores elements of putting on a stage show, from research to auditioning actors and promotion.
Putting on a show!  Remote learning workbook
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Putting on a show! Remote learning workbook

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This is a resource aimed at KS3 Drama and English students. This resource is for 6 weeks of lessons, which students can work through on paper or on the computer. It includes key elements involved in putting on a show including: Choosing a venue and stage configurations Exploring set design Directing performance Promotion of a show Market research Auditioning actors Exploring costume and make up design Writing reviews. This is a word document workbook with student activities. There is an additional power-point scheme of work for in class or remote teaching.
Creating a Stage Show KS3/4 (Remote or live teaching)
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Creating a Stage Show KS3/4 (Remote or live teaching)

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This is a resource is a 6 week scheme aimed at KS3/4 students all about creating a show for the stage. This scheme has been used remotely for students studying at home, but has also been adapted for in school use. The resource contains 6 ready made power-point lessons, including links, images, activities, differentiated tasks and optional extensions at the end of each lesson. Lesson 1 - Researching for a show Lesson 2 - Choosing a show to put on the stage Lesson 3 - Researching characters and finding actors Lesson 4 - Auditioning for a role Lesson 5 - Set and Costume Design Lesson 6 - Promoting your show This has been a highly successful scheme, which has seen students often going beyond the activities to create their own scenes, trailers and recordings at home! Please note, all links are working at the time of upload (feb 2021).
KS3/4 Creating Character & Performance/ Technical Theatre Bundle (Remote or live teaching)
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KS3/4 Creating Character & Performance/ Technical Theatre Bundle (Remote or live teaching)

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This bundle includes the two very popular schemes of work for remote or in school learning. Both schemes are fully adaptable for learners of all ages and abilities and include optional extension activities. Each scheme is also sold seperatley in the TES shop for £5 each. scheme 1 - Technical Theatre this unit of work includes 6 lesson powerpoints which are fully prepared and ready for use. Each lesson explored a different elements of technical and backstage theatre, from theatre roles, areas of the stage to set and lighting design. scheme 2 - Creating Characters and Performance this unit of work includes 6 lesson powerpoints which are fully prepared and ready for use. Each lesson practically explores the creation of character through vocal, physical and performance skills. It also breaks down the process of creating a character monologue and essential rehearsal and performance techniques/activities. This is scheme offers the opportunity for students to perform either in class or at home.
Blood Brothers - Lighting and Costume Design (Remote or live teaching)
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Blood Brothers - Lighting and Costume Design (Remote or live teaching)

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This resource contains two lessons with fully prepared power-points. It includes activities exploring the roles of lighting and costume designers, key terminology and applying design ideas to scenes and characters in Blood Brothers. The lessons contains links, images and practical activities. Lighting Design Lesson - Exploring lighting designs in shows, exploring key lighting terminology, applying a lighting design to key scenes in Blood Brothers. and practical activity to create your own lighting design at home or in a classroom for a key scene. Costume Design Lesson - Exploring the role of the costume designer, exploring design ideas for blood brothers and creating your own costume for key characters in consideration of social/historical context. These lessons could be delivered and worked through as several lessons both at home and in school. please note, these lessons are also included in the larger revision pack resource from the TES shop
KS3/4 Creating Characters and Performance (Remote or live teaching)
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KS3/4 Creating Characters and Performance (Remote or live teaching)

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This resource is a 6 week unit of work aimed at remote learning for KS3/4 Drama or English. This can be easily adapted to suit the needs of in class lessons too. This resource is catered to online/remote learning. These fully complete power-point lessons explore the construction of original character, monologues/sililoquy and performance skills, which result in a solo performance. Each lesson develops students ideas and skills. The lessons contain useful links, images and tasks that can be easily differentiated and altered for students without internet access. The lessons also contain extension tasks. Each lessons explores a different element of technical theatre. **Lesson 1 **- Creating character Lesson 2 - Character speeches **Lesson 3 - **Monologue and Sililoquy Lesson 4 - Forming a performance speech **Lesson 5 - **Vocal and physical skills **Lesson 6 **- Rehearsal and performance Please note: All links are working and valid at time of upload (Feb 2021)
KS3/4 Creating Character & Performance/ Technical Theatre Bundle (Remote or live teaching)
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KS3/4 Creating Character & Performance/ Technical Theatre Bundle (Remote or live teaching)

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This bundle combines two popular schemes of work, which compliment eachother for the same or different year groups. Each contains 6 fully prepared power-point lessons including activities, links, images and practical ideas suitable for out of school and in school learning. Scheme 1: Creating characters and performance. These 6 lessons cover a range of performance skills and creation of performance work. This includes creating and building character, monologues, vocal and physical skills, performance and rehearsal technique. Scheme 2: Technical Theatre These 6 lessons cover a range of theatrical roles and technical aspects of putting on a production. This includes the areas of the stage, backstage tours, set, lighting and costume design. There is a range of practical and written activities as well as fully up to date clips and links to enjoy and use. Save 10% when purchasing both schemes together. Usual price is £5 per scheme.
Macbeth: KS3 Drama Scheme of Work
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Macbeth: KS3 Drama Scheme of Work

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This is a full 6 lesson scheme of work exploring Macbeth. The scheme included full prepared power-point lessons which contain practical activities exploring story, characters, language and themes of the play. Each lesson focuses on a different part of the narrative and the characters involved, offering a well rounded understanding of the whole story and drama skills and techniques. This has been a much enjoyed KS3 scheme, but could be amended to suit KS4 also. **Lesson 1 **- Introduction to the play and the battle **Lesson 2 **- Meeting the witches **Lesson 3 **- Exploring the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth Lesson 4 - The decision to kill the king (inc dagger speech) **Lesson 5 - **The ghost of Banquo **Lesson 6 **- The end of the story and preparing for assessment. The final lesson culminates in an assessment task. All scripts required are included within the power-points.
Approaches to teaching text and devising
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Approaches to teaching text and devising

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This resource has been created to support teachers of Drama and English to embed creative and original approaches to teaching text and devising. These approaches can work in a school, group or remote setting and have been tried and tested. Within this resource there are tips and practical ideas for lessons and exercises which: Introduce texts Explore characters and themes Immerse students into the world of the play/text WHOOSH! exercise of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Encourage and develop group thinking and ideas sharing Encourage solo, group and whole class responses. In addition there is a section on the use of ORACY within lessons, when approaching written content within a lesson. This included: Oracy frame works Oracy based questions There is also some basic theory and thinking around creativity in the classroom. This is a great resource for any teacher looking for new approaches and opportunity to get really creative within their teaching of these elements.
Blood Brothers Revision Packs and Lessons (Remote learning or live teaching)
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Blood Brothers Revision Packs and Lessons (Remote learning or live teaching)

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This resource contains a serious of power point lessons for Blood Brothers revision. This is a perfect recap or revision aid for students studying Blood Brothers and/or working remotely. These can also be used to plan exploration lessons for students just starting their studies. These would be suitable to explore as full revision lessons, or as lesson starters, independant tasks or remote learning activities. Contained in this download you will find Power-point 1: Revision tasks: Character revision activities/Character timeline templates/Vocal and Physical skills grids/Character costume and makeup design templates. Power-point 2: Blood Brothers recap tasks exploring THEMES/CHARACTERS and PLOT. These power-points include questioning activities with links to Youtube revision aids, backstage tours of previous productions and a link to Theatre Ink’s full Production. Power-point 3: Blood Brothers Costume Design - A whole lesson/s exploring the role of the costume design and design ideas for key characters in the play. Power-point 4: Blood Brothers Lighting Design - A whole lesson/s exploring the impact or lighting, role of a lighting designer, key technical terminology and examples and the opportunity to create original lighting designs at home for key scenes. Approach to exam guide: For those studying AQA GCSE Drama, there is also an approach to the exam document, with key tips and structure appraoches.
Melodrama and Silent Movie KS3 Drama Scheme of Work
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Melodrama and Silent Movie KS3 Drama Scheme of Work

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This fun scheme of work covers the history of Melodrama and explores key characteristics of melodrama and silent movie. These are 6 fully prepared lesson power-points which include practical and collaborative activities. **Lesson 1 **- Introduction to Melodrama and stock characters Lesson 2 - Performing in a Melodrama using stock characters and gestures **Lesson 3 - **Exploring facial expressions and body language Lesson 4 - Introducing Slapstick Comedy **Lesson 5 - **Using placards and captions in performance **Lesson 6 - **Assessment - Creating a piece using key features. This unit of work also includes the resources needed in the lessons and a Melodrama and Silent Movie learning mat.
The Crucible -  GCSE DRAMA SCHEME OF WORK
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The Crucible - GCSE DRAMA SCHEME OF WORK

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This resource is a complete unit of work with in depth, practical exploration of The Crucible. These are full prepared power-points with practical activities, tasks and resources which go through the entire play and all its acts. The students will explore character, plot, story, presentation of ideas and how to approach GCSE exam questions through practical and written tasks. This unit also includes social and historical context exploration, through drama activities. The folder contains: Act 1 - 13 full Drama lessons including resources and links to examination questions. Note: The Act 1 lessons also include social/historical context practical lessons. Act 2 - 4 full Drama lessons including resources and links to examination questions. Act 3 - 4 full Drama lessons including resources and links to examination questions. **Act 4 - 4 full Drama lessons including resources and link to examination questions This scheme of work has a proven track record of success at GCSE level.
The Crucible ACT 1 - GCSE DRAMA SCHEME OF WORK
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The Crucible ACT 1 - GCSE DRAMA SCHEME OF WORK

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This scheme of work contains 14 practical lessons exploring Act 1 of the Crucible. These are fully prepared power-points for practical, group and class drama activities. There are clear links to examination questions and demands and these are explored practically throughout the scheme: These lessons contain: **Social/historical context - Act 1 of The Crucible - Links to design elements - Links to examination questions for GCSE Drama **Please note: This is only for social/historical context and Act 1 of the play. The full scheme of work including lessons for all acts can be found from the TES shop. ** These lessons have an excellent track record of success at GCSE Drama.
KS3 Drama Macbeth/Midsummer Nights Dream schemes
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KS3 Drama Macbeth/Midsummer Nights Dream schemes

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This bundle contains full 6 lesson schemes of work aimed at KS3 Drama classes. Each scheme includes fully prepared power-point lessons, scripts and resources needed for the lesson. these schemes have a practical focus, which explored themes, characters, story and direction as well as building new drama skills and techniques. Macbeth - 6 lessons and resources A Midsummer Nights Dream - 6 lessons and resources please note: all scripted elements are included within the powerpoints. both schemes are also able to purchased individually from the TES shop.
Blood Brothers GCSE Drama full scheme of work
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Blood Brothers GCSE Drama full scheme of work

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This is a full scheme of work for the teaching of Blood Brothers in GCSE Drama. The download contains fully prepared power-points which explores: Every key scene through practical activity Links to GCSE exam questions (AQA Focus) through practical activity Practical exploration of Social and Historical context Full exploration of character, plot, themes, direction and performance ideas for all key scenes in Act 1 and Act 2. Included in the download you will receive: Act 1 lessons - 11 fully prepared lessons Act 1 lesson resources and knowledge test Act 2 Lessons - 8 full prepared lessons Act 2 lesson resources This scheme has had an excellent track record of success with GCSE students. All resources are fully adaptable to suit the needs of the class and teaching (either live or remote). Note: There is a bundle available from the TES shop, which includes addition revision lessons and exploration of lighting and costume design.
World Theatre Drama Scheme of Work
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World Theatre Drama Scheme of Work

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This is a 6 lesson scheme of work exploring different theatrical traditions and styles around the world. The download includes 6 fully prepared power-point lessons and all additional worksheets and resources. This also includes and assessment lesson. All lessons are easily adaptable to suit the needs of classes. Lesson 1 - Ancient Greek Theatre and Chorus Lesson 2 - African Theatre Lesson 3 - Chinese Theatre/Peking Opera Lesson 4 - French Mime Theatre Lesson 5 - Recap and assessment preperation Lesson 6 - Assessment Lesson