A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Springboard Scheme of Work for GCSE

Introduce Shakespeare’s most playful piece in a practical way with this eight-lesson, ready-to-use springboard scheme of work!

Set text on the 2016 GCSE AQA spec

Covering key thematic and theatrical elements, it will help students to gain solid grounding of the events of the text while exploring performance, design and directorial aspects:

  • Eight one-hour lessons explore all relevant aspects of the play – including context, characters, themes, form, and staging
    • Chronological exploration of scenes
    • Lesson plans with starters, mains, plenaries and homeworks, plus plenty of ideas for differentiation
  • Variety of practical activities engages students with active exploration, experimentation and peer- and self-evaluation
  • Ready-to-use handouts mean minimal preparation – also perfect as quick, end-of-year revision sheets!

Fully geared towards the 2016 GCSE AQA Drama specification, these exciting and engaging lessons will increase students’ core knowledge – and develop crucial dramatic skills.

Perfect preparation for not only the written exam, but for any other component of the course!

What do teachers say about this resource? (8300)

I liked the ways into Shakespeare language ideas and the emphasis on becoming a competent and confident reader of the work. It is broken down in such a way as anyone - even a non specialist - could use it as a guide to start teaching the text... This is a gentle and well structured introduction to the play and some of the issues around it that would be helpful for someone who was just starting out. There are some clear worksheets that will guide students through aspects of the text... Presentation is clear and the teacher guidance notes are very clear and specific.

A Warren, Teacher of Drama & Peer Reviewer