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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 English and Drama. 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 that each resource has been tried and tested with but feel free to use them how you like. Hope you enjoy my contribution.

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 English and Drama. 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 that each resource has been tried and tested with but feel free to use them how you like. Hope you enjoy my contribution.
Dance Worksheet for non-participants
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Dance Worksheet for non-participants

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This worksheet was designed to give injured students or students not participating in the practical lesson something to focus on, by analysing students in the practical lesson. It looks at: Warm up Skills Dance features Evaluation
Worksheet on masked theatre
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Worksheet on masked theatre

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This worksheet can be used as a stand alone set of questions or alongside the full scheme of work on Masked Theatre. It has generic questions which could be used as a quiz or assessment after studying masked work.
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
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!
Baseline Assessment in Drama - Scheme of Work Year 7
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Baseline Assessment in Drama - Scheme of Work Year 7

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This scheme of work and 6 lesson plans is designed to be used as an introductory resource for teachers welcoming new Year 7 students in to Drama. The scheme encourages students to explore their imagination, without having to lead them too much, hence creating a good starting point to judge their baseline level upon entry. Teachers can then use the students first levels to build up a picture of progress and tracking from the start of the new school Year. I have also included a bonus introductory task that can be used at the start of the scheme, if time permits, that our teachers believe help the creative process. Enjoy!
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!
AQA Drama GCSE Journal
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AQA Drama GCSE Journal

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This 24 page booklet is designed to support your students in either their devised or final scripted exam and is to be used in the workshop phase. Each week a task is set for your students to complete, this can be done as homework tasks or in lesson to help improve character and constructing their piece for their practical exam. Included: Page 3 – Calendar and Diary Page 4 – Example of diary entry Pages 5&6 – Research and planning Pages 7&8 – Character development – Role on the wall Pages 9&10 – Character development – Hot seating Pages 11 - 14 - Stanislavski, Given Circumstances Pages 15 – 17 – The Audience Pages 18 – 20 – Technical & design Pages 21-23 - Internal dramatic dialogue Page 24 – Notes on further improvement & development
Decoding Meaning - Full scheme of work Year 9
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Decoding Meaning - 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 a piece of text. In this set of lessons students will be looking at a scene that is cut up into lines, they need to reorder the lines of the scene. Analyse how the lines of a scene intentionally progress to build tension. They then use specific moments in the text creatively to form dramatic tension. They will then go on to decide which role they will take, discuss their text to establish character relationships and decide where and when the scene takes place. They will then rehearse their scene for assessment. For this scheme you can use any scene from any play. 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!
Characterisation 'Superhero' - Full scheme of work Year 8
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Characterisation 'Superhero' - Full scheme of work Year 8

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This scheme of work and 6 lesson plans are designed to introduce students to the different performance devices that can be used in devised work. The scheme encourages students to explore their imagination, concentrate on creating and presenting a character, as well as exploring the use of improvisation, scenario and stereotypes, all ending with the creation of a new superhero. Each lesson in this 6 lesson plan also includes a full break down of practical exercises and activities and links to character stereotypes as their stimulus, to aid students learning. Enjoy!
Physical Theatre and music - Full scheme of work Year 8
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Physical Theatre and music - 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 covered in scheme: 006 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 their students learning. Enjoy!
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!
Time doesn't heal - An original short play in the style of 'Beckett'
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Time doesn't heal - An original short play in the style of 'Beckett'

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An original stand alone scene/short play similar in style to ‘Footfalls’ by Beckett, written by myself. Suitable for KS4 and KS5. Included is a background analysis of Beckett’s work, looking at context and Theatre of the Absurd. It considers the following quote: “It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don’t agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone.” Rose Kennedy Extract: At the time…listened, just listened…wondered. Didn’t want to know but some sick curiosity kept pushing to the forefront. Pushing…pushing…pushing…pushing. Tried to keep it out but the drawers were opening…closing.
The Director - Full Scheme of work Year 7
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The Director - Full Scheme of work Year 7

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This scheme of work and 6 lesson plans are designed to be used with ‘Forty short plays: Plays and sketches for the classroom which can be bought from: https://www.amazon.com/Forty-Short-Plays-Heinemann-11-14/dp/0435233270 but can be used with any set of short scripts. The scheme encourages students to build upon their knowledge of creating a character by now thinking about using stage directions and taking own the perspective of the director. Included are also a sheet which highlights the role of the director and stage directions, as well as suggested scripts to use. Each lesson in this 6 lesson plan also includes a full break down of practical exercises and activities, to aid their 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, to aid their students learning. Enjoy!
Swansong Dance - Full scheme of work Year 9
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Swansong Dance - Full scheme of work Year 9

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• Inspired by the professional dance work, ‘Swansong’, (Christopher Bruce 1987) • The unit makes cross-curricular links with citizenship, dealing with the process of false imprisonment and interrogation and Human Rights. • The unit focuses on an emotive and moral issues. • Technical skills are further developed in this unit in particular contact work, lighting and weight bearing, soft shoe tap, the use of props and an introduction to a simple abstracted ballroom technique (tango) • Expressive skills are a key emphasise of this unit. Pupils will be asked to play contrasting roles, taking on the role of the interrogator and that of the victim. As the dance progresses the intensity of each role deepens. The guards are expected to show extremes, one moment being the comedy act, the next a cold harsh interrogator. • Use of focus and facial expression along with the variety of technical movement and repeated phrases support the intensity of the work. • Choreographic skills pupils will reflect the structure of the dance work and the narrative. Pupils will use mainly trio formations and relationships, with some opportunity for a victim’s solo and a duet cane/tango dance.
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 a character 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!
Melodrama - Full scheme of work Year 9
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Melodrama - Full scheme of work Year 9

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This scheme of work and 6 lesson plans explores the genre of Melodrama, starting with the silent movie. By the end of the topic, students have performed a scene in 3’s in the style of melodrama, concentrating on physical elements and vocalisation. The scheme encourages students to explore Physical comedy, Stock characters, Tableau and Narration, whilst concentrating 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 scripts and links to online video resources, to aid students learning. Enjoy!
Macbeth 'The 3 Witches' - Full scheme of work Year 8
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Macbeth 'The 3 Witches' - Full scheme of work Year 8

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This scheme of work and 6 lesson plans are designed to introduce students to Shakespeare as well as use new drama techniques to create performance. The scheme encourages students to explore their imagination, concentrate on creating and presenting a character, as well as exploring the use of script, scenario, soundscape and stereotypes, all ending with a short performance from Macbeth. Each lesson in this 6 lesson plan also includes a full break down of practical exercises and activities and links to creating a scene from Macbeth’s 3 witches, to aid students learning. Enjoy!