Noughts and Crosses: Practical Activity Pack for GCSE Drama

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

This stage adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s popular novel combines an exciting storytelling style with thought-provoking themes and a wide-range of performance and design possibilities for students to explore.

Set text for: AQA

Comprehensive collections of diverse 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
Activities cover: Epic Theatre and Story Theatre, discrimination and prejudice, multiple locations, minimalist set, staging a crowd, staging the explosion, tension and physicality, vocal technique, proxemics, subtext… 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 have to say about this resource? (8723)

The resource is extremely detailed and process a range of activities to explore the text, focusing on a variety of different skills. There are clear links to al of the GCSE Ao’s which are outlined at the very beginning which is extremely useful. The contents also clearly outline which lessons are theory or practical so it is really issue as a teacher to pick and choose a range of activities when lesson planning." B Meugens, Head of Drama and Independent Reviewer