Ages 11-12

(Note UK: Year 7 = USA: Grade 6)

These modules have been designed for year 7 students new to drama. They teach a number of well known drama techniques such as mime, still images, and tableaux along with different forms of facial, vocal and body expression.

Each lesson plan follows the same format, with warm up schemes, whole class and group activities as well as learning objectives and homework. Each unit ends with an assessment lesson so that students’ progress can be measured.

The schemes of work are designed to link into other curricular activities, using themes and backdrops common in Key Stage 3 teaching.


Year 7 Schemes of Work

Drama inspired by the tale of a metropolis under siege! (Year 7)

Active unit featuring the lost boys, Captain Hook and a ticking crocodile. (Year 7)

Entertaining stock characters with Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (Year 7)

From cave paintings, flags and flashlights to the telephone (Year 7)

Using bullying issues as a backdrop for drama education (Year 7)

Drama scheme set on that fateful night to remember in 1912 (Year 7)

Creating drama using social and economic issues and tensions (Year 7)

Character development using the traditional Chinese legend (Year 7)

The Tortoise and the Hare and the origins of the Olympics (Year 7)

Introducing facial expressions, gestures and body language (Year 7)

Physical drama based on the tales of Pirates and lost treasure (Year 7)

Spend a night at the spooky, haunted house of Miss Screech (Year 7)

Drama based on the issues and experiences faced by refugees (Year 7)

Learn mime using the magic of Charlie Chaplin and The Kid (Year 7)

Introducing new students to a range of drama techniques (Year 7)

Mysterious new neighbours, clashing cultures, alienation and bullying (Year 7)

Magical drama unit inspired by the legendary Arthurian wizard (Year 7)

Longboats, Norse Gods and the Ride of the Valkyries (Year 7)