War Horse: Exploratory Pack for GCSE

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Nick Stafford’s innovative stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse encourages creative thinking and is the perfect platform for developing students’ performance and design skills.

These ready-to-use, student-friendly notes and engaging exploratory activities combine to create the ultimate practical study pack for War Horse.

A great starting point for classroom study of a text in performance

K Cairns, Drama Teacher & Peer Reviewer
  • Packed with practical, written, research and discussion tasks
  • Practice essay questions interwoven throughout
  • Key terms glossary
  • Teaching notes and indicative content
  1. Consolidate contextual understanding
    Find out how the playwright, the social, historical, political and cultural contexts and the performance context inform the play
  2. Explore the play scene by scene Get insightful commentary and analysis of relevant events and themes while considering the implications on performance, direction and design
  3. Uncover theatrical possibilities
    Take a closer look at production concepts, characterisation, staging, lighting, sound, props, costume and more in light of the whole play

What do teachers say about this resource? (8894)

Detailed and robust. Definitely user friendly to aid practice and pedagogy in the classroom. Also accessible enough to be given to pupils as a guide to independent learning. A great starting point for classroom study of a text in performance. The scene by scene practical activities are especially useful

K Cairns, Drama Teacher & Peer Reviewer