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I have worked in the vocational Performing Arts sector my whole life, in 2011 I qualified with my PGCE in Drama and Dance was formerly Head of Drama and currently work as a teacher of Drama and English. All of my resources have been tried and tested in the classroom and enjoyed by all who have used them. I have suggested the year group in the title for each resource but feel free to use them how you like. Hope you enjoy my contribution. I’d be grateful for reviews or feedback - enjoy!

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I have worked in the vocational Performing Arts sector my whole life, in 2011 I qualified with my PGCE in Drama and Dance was formerly Head of Drama and currently work as a teacher of Drama and English. All of my resources have been tried and tested in the classroom and enjoyed by all who have used them. I have suggested the year group in the title for each resource but feel free to use them how you like. Hope you enjoy my contribution. I’d be grateful for reviews or feedback - enjoy!
Edexcel GCSE Drama Written Exam Revision Booklet
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Edexcel GCSE Drama Written Exam Revision Booklet

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This booklet was created as a revision pack for the new written exam for Pearson Edexcel GCSE Drama, KS4. Section A concentrates on ‘DNA by Dennis Kelly’. This 20 page booklet covers sections A & B with sample exam questions and uses the new 2020 exam suggested timings. Enjoy!
Physical Theatre - Full scheme of work Year 7
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Physical Theatre - Full scheme of work Year 7

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This scheme of work and 6 lesson plans are designed to introduce students to the concept of physical theatre. The scheme encourages students to explore the use of narration, physicality and physical theatre, with various physical activities. Included are also a sheet which highlights the levels of tension within a character and also 2 scripts included as suggestions for narration to use alongside the physical activities. Each lesson in this 6 lesson plan also includes a full break down of practical exercises and activities, to aid their students learning. Enjoy!
Dance Crazy Capers - Full scheme of work Year 7/8
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Dance Crazy Capers - Full scheme of work Year 7/8

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This unit is inspired by Looney Tunes Cartoons. Pupils will explore common features of cartoons, such as the suspension of reality, the indestructible nature of the characters, the sticky situations they encounter and how, eventually, good always triumphs over bad. This theme is accessible. Great fun and will instantly engage the pupils. The content is action packed and demands a high level of energy, plus pupils will have the opportunity to use their imagination to create and interpret various cartoon storylines. Throughout the unit, pupils work on creating dances based on cartoons. Technical skills—The unit focuses on refining and developing technical skills in a variety of basic whole body actions. The attention to characterisation and concentration on extreme dynamic contrasts develops pupils’ expressive skills. Choreographically, pupils concentrate on creating and developing movements that relate to the themes of the cartoons, structuring a simple narrative duet and using dynamic contrast to enhance communication of the dance idea. As they work, they identify and interpret the storyline of various cartoons, explain their choice of actions in relation to the dance idea and describe what they see using descriptive and dynamic vocabulary. Includes worksheets, set dance, full lesson plans, scheme of work.
Soap Opera Online or in the Classroom
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Soap Opera Online or in the Classroom

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This online full unit of work created for online or classroom based learning includes a 41 page / 6 lesson PowerPoint, which introduces students to: Soap Opera Character Voice Movement Facial expression Narrative Cliff-hanger Open ended narrative Emotion Location Relationships Issues Scenes Episodes This includes all resources, worksheets and video links that teachers can use with the students work to build up a picture of progress and tracking whilst adapting to these difficult times, suggested for Year 7 KS3.
KS3 Dance Bundle
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KS3 Dance Bundle

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This is a full bundle of detailed schemes of work, lesson plans, set dances and worksheets for teaching dance in years 7, 8 & 9. Discounted as a bundle. Feedback on any of my resources is much appreciated.
Performance from poetry - Full scheme of work Year 9
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Performance from poetry - Full scheme of work Year 9

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This scheme of work and 6 lesson plans are designed to introduce students to the different performance devices and explorative strategies, that can be used in devised work. The scheme encourages students to analyse character through exploratory methods, such as in role writing, hot-seating and tableau to successfully present the characters analysed in a poem. Each lesson in this 6 lesson plan also includes a full break down of practical exercises and activities and links to the poem ‘Timothy Winters, by Charles Causley, as their stimulus, to aid students learning. Enjoy!
The Demon Headmaster Scripted - Full scheme of work Year 8
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The Demon Headmaster Scripted - Full scheme of work Year 8

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This scheme of work and 6 lesson plans are designed to be used with ‘The Demon Headmaster’, playscript which can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Demon-Headmaster-Play-Oxford-Playscripts/dp/0198312709/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1510237264&sr=1-2&keywords=the+demon+headmaster+playscript+gillian+cross The scheme encourages students to build upon their knowledge of creating a character in more depth as well as look at ‘off text’ improvisation and what it can add to a drama piece. Each lesson in this 6 lesson plan also includes a full break down of practical exercises and activities as well as a PowerPoint, to aid students learning. Enjoy!
Staging Theatre - Full scheme of work Year 7
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Staging Theatre - Full scheme of work Year 7

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This scheme of work and 6 lesson plans are designed to introduce students to the concept of different forms of staging. The scheme encourages students to explore the use of different stage types, how to use them and the effect this in turn has on the audience. Included are also 2 scripts to use alongside this scheme, though you are welcome to adapt to your own. Each lesson in this 6 lesson plan also includes a full break down of practical exercises and activities, to aid the students learning. Enjoy!
Soap Opera - Full Scheme of work Year 7
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Soap Opera - Full Scheme of work Year 7

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This scheme of work and 6 lesson plans are designed to introduce students to the world of Soap Opera. The scheme encourages students to explore their imagination, concentrate on creating and presenting a character and setting a scene, as well as exploring techniques such as: Cliffhanger and using emotive acting. Each lesson in this 6 lesson plan also includes a full break down of practical exercises and activities and links to video, to aid students learning. Enjoy!
Masked Theatre - Full Scheme of work Year 7
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Masked Theatre - Full Scheme of work Year 7

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This scheme of work and 7 lesson plans are designed to be used with the Trestle Theatre companies basic mask set which can be bought from: http://www.trestle.org.uk/mask-shop/ but can be used with any set of masks. The scheme encourages students to explore their imagination, concentrate on body language and presenting a character physically, with various physical activities. Included are also a sheet which highlights the states of tension within a character and also character Archetypes. Each lesson in this 7 lesson plan also includes a full break down of practical exercises and activities as well as a PowerPoint, to aid their students learning. Enjoy!
Staging Theatre, Lighting & The Fourth Wall - Online or in the Classroom
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Staging Theatre, Lighting & The Fourth Wall - Online or in the Classroom

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This online full unit of work created for online or classroom based learning includes a 37 page / 6 lesson PowerPoint, which introduces students to: Different forms of theatre staging Stage directions & positioning Breaking the fourth wall Monologue A short script Basic stage lighting Colour design & representation Assessment task This includes all resources, script and video links that teachers can use with the students work to build up a picture of progress and tracking whilst adapting to these difficult times, suggested for Year 7 KS3.
DNA Dennis Kelly worksheet
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DNA Dennis Kelly worksheet

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This resource has been created for teachers of Drama who still need to provide tasks for students that might be self-isolating at home. It provides 15 individual tasks and 3 extension tasks all based around the play DNA by Dennis Kelly. It can also be used by students as a series of revision tasks. Feel free to use how you like.
Drama Wordsearch
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Drama Wordsearch

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A generic ‘Drama’ word search for use as a filler or consolidation of key terms. Words: ACTOR AUDIENCE BACKSTAGE COMEDY COSTUME DIRECTOR LIGHTS MUSICAL PROPS SCENARY SHAKESPEARE STAGE TEXT THEATRE TRAGEDY WNGS
Romeo and Juliet - Full scheme of work Year 9
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Romeo and Juliet - Full scheme of work Year 9

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This scheme of work and 6 lesson plans are designed to introduce students to the different performance devices and explorative strategies, that can be used in performing and analysing Romeo and Juliet. The scheme encourages students to analyse character through exploratory methods, such as experimentation of theme, improvisation and developing a contemporary scene based on the play. Each lesson in this 6-lesson plan also includes a full break down of practical exercises and activities, as well as synopsis, scenes, character cards, a shortened version of the play and character break down, to aid students learning. Enjoy!
Physical Theatre and Mime - Full scheme of work Year 8
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Physical Theatre and Mime - Full scheme of work Year 8

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This scheme of work and 6 lesson plans are designed to expand on students knowledge of Physical Theatre. The scheme encourages students to explore the use of physicality and physical theatre, combining it with music to add emotion to the action, with new explorative physical activities. Included are also are suggestions for music tracks to use alongside the physical activities. Each lesson in this 6 lesson plan also includes a full break down of practical exercises and activities, to aid students learning. Enjoy!
Year 7 Bundle
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Year 7 Bundle

8 Resources
This bundle includes a full years worth 3 terms of teaching drama in Year 7. Each scheme of work includes full lesson plans and resources needed to teach each of the six units, for a much reduced price if bought separately . I have used every scheme of work in my lessons with great success. Enjoy! Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
The Demon Headmaster - Work Packet
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The Demon Headmaster - Work Packet

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This worksheet is for students at home self-isolating who need to be working from home. There are a selection of 12 tasks based on different learning styles: written, oral and visual in relation to both directing and performing and 3 extension activities. Recommended for Year 8 / 7th Grade / age 12-13 Fully editable- Feel free to use it as you wish.
Dance Musical Theatre - Full scheme of work Year 7
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Dance Musical Theatre - Full scheme of work Year 7

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This resource is recommended for Years 7 or 8. Inspired by the all child musical Bugsy Malone, this unit acknowledges the popularity of musicals. It provides the opportunity for pupils to experience a lively and expressive dance form. • The unit focuses on basic aspects of modern theatre technique and expression and portraying energy and correct tempo. • Technical skills Introduction to modern theatre dance style. Transference of their technical skills to typical musical theatre dance structure. Introducing basic lifts. • Expressive skills Use of focus and facial expression to support the mood of the dance. Use of correct timing and tempo to correctly depict the variance in the music. • Choreographic skills pupils will reflect the structure of the dance work and the narrative. Pupils will use a variety of group sizes and relationships, with some opportunity solo, duet and trio work. • Appreciation skills Pupils are provided with the opportunity to interpret and analyse Bugsy Malone and discuss this in the context of other more modern musicals. The work will also introduce students to a basic knowledge and understanding of the development and changes in musical theatre.
Our Day Out - Full scheme of work Year 9
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Our Day Out - Full scheme of work Year 9

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Scripted – This scheme of work and 6 lesson plans explores, Our Day Out by Willy Russell. Students will investigate the background of the play to put it into social, geographical and historical context; they will then explore the play as a group. Once these areas have been explored students will then rehearse and perform a short duologue from the play. The scheme encourages students to explore their imagination, concentrate on creating and presenting a character, as well as exploring the use of script, scenario and contextual information. Each lesson in this 6 lesson plan also includes a full break down of practical exercises and activities as well as 2 PowerPoints and links to online video resources, to aid students learning. Enjoy!