The resource includes two highly engaging and creative lesson plans for GCSE and A-Level Drama and Theatre Studies developed using techniques from Kneehigh Theatre Company. The lessons have learning objectives, a range of key questions, explorative practical group work and plenaries.
The lesson is a highly engaging, creative introduction to Greek theatre. It includes a brief overview of Greek theatre’s history, many practical activities, and a homework task. The workshop is aimed at A-Level Drama students. I used this as an introductory lesson before delving into Antigone. It was great to immerse the pupils into the ritualistic origins of Greek theatre.
The resource pack includes a breakdown of the GCSE devising component and a range of engaging and thought-provoking stimuli to spark creative ideas. The package is complete with lesson plans which will take your pupils through the entire devising process. It comprises retrieval practice starters, fun warm-up activities, improvisation games, and practical tasks that will allow pupils to develop their ideas throughout the devising process.
The resource pack includes a range of unique, creative and engaging A-Level practitioner workshops on Kneehigh, Complicite, Brecht and Frantic Assembly. It also includes a breakdown of the A-Level devising component and a range of engaging and thought-provoking stimuli to spark creative ideas. The package is complete with lesson plans which will take your pupils through the entire devising process. It comprises retrieval practice starters, fun warm-up activities, improvisation games, practical tasks and homework that will allow pupils to develop their ideas throughout the devising process.
We all know how challenging young people can find performing a monologue. This workshop is all about mastering a monologue. It includes a range of practical activities to warm the students up and deepen their understanding of their character!
This scheme of work on Macbeth is highly engaging and makes Shakespeare fun and accessible to all pupils. Each lesson has a retrieval practice starter, practical group work and plenaries. The oracy strategies that are threaded throughout the lesson plans allow pupils to connect the themes and issues in Macbeth to the real world. The scheme of work includes seven lessons that introduce an essential drama skill that creates a spiralling and enriching scheme of learning. It also includes a practical assessment at the end of the scheme.
The fun and engaging Commedia Dell’arte workshop include a retrieval practice starter, a range of questions and creative, practical activities. Students will learn how to use animalistic movement to embody the stock characters in Commedia Dell’arte.
The lesson plan is on how to respond to the Live Theatre Production question on the GCSE Drama exam. It includes a breakdown of how to answer the question, structure a response and model examples threaded throughout to help students achieve top results. The lesson is centred around 'Things I Know to Be True by Andrew Bovell. The production was directed by Frantic Assembly’s Scott Graham and is available for pupils to watch on Digitial Theatre+. The lesson plan can be adapted for A-Level students - I have used this lesson with both GCSE and A-Level students who achieved excellent results.