The Tempest: Practical Activity Pack for GCSE Drama

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  • Eduqas

A wide range of stand-alone activities to teach this GCSE classic – for any unit or component!

Often considered to be one of Shakespeare’s final plays, The Tempest is a compelling story of revenge, trickery and power. Its range of characters, from kings to spirits, allows students lots of experimentation with performance style, and its magical moments also give students plenty of focus to develop their design skills.

35 sets of diverse, comprehensive collections and engaging exercises cover the play from all angles. Pick and choose to complement your scheme of work and enhance learning:

  • Whole-text, summative and contextual activities provide a solid foundation for learning
  • Scene-by-scene tasks allow for in-depth, practical investigation of key themes and moments
  • ‘Staging the text’ section facilitates further exploration of performance and design
35 activities covering: context; characterisation; proxemics; costume; props; staging; lighting; sound; scene transitions… and more!

Plus! Dedicated ‘exam practice’ essay questions encourage students to effectively apply their skills and knowledge

Fully matched to GCSE exam board requirements, and with an activity overview grid, teacher’s notes and suggested answers for easy planning and assessment.

What do teachers say about this resource? (10918)

Excellent coverage of features of the text; themes, performance and design ideas.

I liked the choice of stimuli for each activity as it covers lots of the really key features of the text. The pitch for the practical exercises is well suited to the students.

It encourages a lot of group discussion, individual and group work and the lessons are varied.

The content and knowledge is fantastic.

Links very well to the assessment overview. Covers all the important aspects relevant to the exam.

R Crosbie, Drama Teacher & Peer Reviewer

A comprehensive, well-planned resource.

It is an accessible and ready-to-use teacher’s resource, with detailed information, instructions and guidance how to explore ‘The Tempest’ from a designer and performer perspective in a number of different ways.

A ready-to-use resource which would help cut down on additional planning.

The activities are designed to be varied and engaging, providing a range of different routes to explore ‘The Tempest’.

There is repeated references to extension activities, indicating that the resource differentiates for different learners effectively.

This is an excellent teaching tool to prepare students for the Component 3 section of the Eduqas GCSE Drama course.

An enjoyable resource to review – thank you!

J Kearney, Assistant Head of English and Drama & Peer Reviewer