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Quality Drama resources for teachers to use in Drama and across the curriculum at all Key Stages.

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Quality Drama resources for teachers to use in Drama and across the curriculum at all Key Stages.
Romeo and Juliet Plot Sheets
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Romeo and Juliet Plot Sheets

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Three beautifully designed, easy to read and clear plot outline sheets to be used with students of all ages, especially students aged 14 to 16. Each handout has an outline of the plot with references to which day the events take place on and where in each act and scene the actions takes place in. The high achievers sheet covers 3 pages in thorough detail, the low ability sheet covers all the important detail on 1 page and the other sheet is concise but detailed and spread over 2 sheets. Ideal for students of all ages, especially students studying for their GCSE’s or equivalent qualifications. The low ability plot sheet can easily be used for young students at Key Stage 2 or 3.
Persecution - Drama  - Scheme of Work
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Persecution - Drama - Scheme of Work

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This 6 lesson scheme of work uses Drama to explore and learn about the theme of Persecution. It includes thoughtful, challenging and creative activities and stimulus, from Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday, the lynching of Rubin Stacey and Nazi Germany’s Rules for Jews. These are six lessons that don’t hold back on the potential for creating stimulating, provoking and innovative pieces of theatre. All the lessons come with a detailed lesson plan with plenty of opportunities for you to extend activities or deviate from them to explore ideas or thoughts to help your students understanding and interpretation of the stimulus. This is perfect for GCSE and A Level students to help them explore the theme of Persecution before starting their Devised Performance Projects.
Blood Brothers Drama Written Exam Bundle
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Blood Brothers Drama Written Exam Bundle

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A fantastic bundle of resources to help students prepare for a written exam in Drama on Blood Brothers. The bundle includes 20 mock exams / practice papers on Blood Brothers, 259 Multiple Choice questions on Theatre Terminology and a bank of questions on reveiwing and evaluating Theatre Productions.
The Ballad of Frankie and Johnny
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The Ballad of Frankie and Johnny

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The Ballad of Frankie and Johnny is an excellent tale of love, intrigue and revenge, perfect for Key Stage 3 and creating some innovative and exciting pieces of Drama. This lesson explores the story of the ballad through the uses of Flashbacks / Cross Cutting and Dramatic Irony. This is a perfect resource for Key Stage 3, to help students at this level understand and appreciate the plot and characters of this complex ballad in a creative and accessible way.
Ballad Drama
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Ballad Drama

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Four lessons that explore four ballads; The Ballad of Charlotte Dymond, The Ballad of The Gresford Disaster, The Ballad of Frankie and Johnny and Candle In The Wind The lessons introduce students to drama concepts such as cross cutting, dramatic irony, verbatim theatre, epic theatre and documentary theatre. These lessons are an awesome way of helping students understand and access these complex ballads whilst creating some innovative and challenging pieces of Drama.
20 Blood Brothers Mock Exams for AQA Drama GCSE
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20 Blood Brothers Mock Exams for AQA Drama GCSE

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With this resource you will get all 20 ready to print and use mock exams for the set text of Blood Brothers, written specifically for the AQA GCSE Drama Component 1 exam. Each mock exam contains questions 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 and 6.5 and each mock exam focuses on a different section of the play. The extracts from the text are not included for copyright infringements purposes. However, I have made it as clear as I can the extracts to which the mock exams refer to by including both page numbers of the AQA recommended edition of the play and the opening and closing lines of both the extract and the shaded area.
Primary Drama: Getting ready for the transition to Secondary School -  Homework Sucks!
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Primary Drama: Getting ready for the transition to Secondary School - Homework Sucks!

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Help your Year 6 students make the transition to Secondary School by downloading and running this lesson exploring the role of homework and the importance of meeting deadlines through Drama. At Secondary School, students often find homework an issue. From their time at Primary students will be familiar with homework but they will not be prepared for the amount of homework they will be set or the consequences of not completing their homework. This lesson uses Drama to help Year 6 students learn about the role of homework in Secondary School and how important it is to keep up with deadlines. You can easily differentiate the resource or split it up into different activities to be used alongside your own planning and resources.
Edexcel A Level Drama Unit 4 Section C
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Edexcel A Level Drama Unit 4 Section C

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A series of graphic organisers that guide students through the requirements of the exam and help students prepare and revise for the exam. The design of the graphic organisers reflect the structure of the answer needed for the exam. With the right content, the design of these graphic organisers have given my students great success in this element of the unit.
Jerzy Grotowski Information Sheet
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Jerzy Grotowski Information Sheet

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This is a resource sheet to give to students when studying Jerzy Grotowski for the first time. It is an ideal homework task, perhaps linked with a research project to last the length of the scheme of work. It has a list of internet links for students to look through and complete some independent study on.
Big Generic Drama Keyword List
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Big Generic Drama Keyword List

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A big generic list of key words for Drama GCSE and A Level for students to refer to when completing writing work, evaluating other peoples work, completing Dedicated Independent Reflection Time or enlarged as a poster for the walls.
Romeo and Juliet: Exploring the play through Drama
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Romeo and Juliet: Exploring the play through Drama

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This is an excellent FREE Scheme of Work that contains over 6 hours of focused lessons exploring the themes, plot and characters of Romeo and Juliet through Drama. Originally written for As Level students but has been adapted now for the new GCSE content. It could be taught as a Drama Scheme of Work. It could also be taught as an English Scheme of Work to accompany existing study. The creative and active approach to the study provides a welcome break and change for some students.
A One Page Romeo and Juliet Plot Outline
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A One Page Romeo and Juliet Plot Outline

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This is a beautifully designed, easy to read and clear plot outline sheet that covers all the important detail on just one page. The handout gives an outline of the plot with references to which day the events take place on and where in each act and scene the actions takes place in. Ideal for students of all ages, especially students studying for their GCSE’s or equivalent qualifications. The low ability plot sheet can easily be used for young students at Key Stage 2 or 3.
Another 5 Blood Brothers Mock Exams for AQA Drama GCSE
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Another 5 Blood Brothers Mock Exams for AQA Drama GCSE

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With this resource you will get another 5 ready to print and use mock exams for the set text of Blood Brothers, written specifically for the AQA GCSE Drama Component 1 exam. Each mock exam contains questions 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4 and 6.5 and each mock exam focuses on a different section of the play. Mock Exam 11 focuses on the scene when Mrs Lyons and Mr Lyons discuss moving to a new home, starting with the line “Oh Richard, Richard” to “Frightened of what, woman?” This is page 44 and 45 in the suggested AQA edition of the text: Blood Brothers (Methuen Modern Classics – ISBN: 978-0413767707). Mock Exam 12 focuses on the scene when Mickey and Edward meet for the first time, starting with the line “Here” to “Will you be my best friend?” This is page 28 and 29 in the suggested AQA edition of the text: Blood Brothers (Methuen Modern Classics – ISBN: 978-0413767707). Mock Exam 13 focuses on the scene when Mickey and Edward meet for the second time, this time aged 14, starting with the line “Hi. Gis a ciggie?” to “Come on then, before my ma sees me. She’s off her beam, my ma…”. This is page 73 and 75 in the suggested AQA edition of the text: Blood Brothers (Methuen Modern Classics – ISBN: 978-0413767707). Mock Exam 14 focuses on the scene when Mrs Lyons suggests that Mrs Johnstone gives her one of the twins she is expecting, starting with the line “Hello, Mrs J. How are you?” to “Are y’… are y’ that desperate to have a baby?” This is page 10 and 12 in the suggested AQA edition of the text: Blood Brothers (Methuen Modern Classics – ISBN: 978-0413767707). Mock Exam 15 focuses on the scene when Mrs Lyons fires Mrs Johnstone and threatens her with the superstition that if the twins should meet and be aware of each other’s existence, then they both shall immediately die, starting with the line “Mrs Johnstone. Mrs Johnstone, would you come out here for a moment, please” to “You won’t tell anyone about this, Mrs Johnstone, because if you do, you will kill them.” This is page 21 and 23 in the suggested AQA edition of the text: Blood Brothers (Methuen Modern Classics – ISBN: 978-0413767707). The extracts from the text are not included for copyright infringements purposes. However, I have it as clear as I can the extracts to which the mock exams refer to by including both page numbers of the AQA recommended edition of the play and the opening and closing lines of both the extract and the shaded area.
Drama Ambassadors
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Drama Ambassadors

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Drama Ambassador Handbook which details the role for students. The Job Description and Application procedures for students. A template for planning a workshop and an example. A template for a rehearsal schedule and an example.
The Ballad of The Gresford Disaster
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The Ballad of The Gresford Disaster

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The Ballad of The Gresford Disaster is about a mining accident that occurred in Gresford 22nd September 1934 in which 266 men and boys were killed due to failures in the safety and poor working conditions of the mine by the management. This lesson aims to allow the students to explore the events of that dreadful event, the people involved and their perspectives of what happened that night. This is a perfect resource for Key Stage 3, to help students at this level understand and appreciate the plot and characters of this complex ballad in a creative and accessible way.