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Order in the Chaos
by Danielle Mackenzie

This new practical resource book by Danielle Mackenzie published by London Drama provides teachers with seven exciting units of work and materials designed for the GCSE Edexcel Drama Examintion, New Specification, helping to organise "Order" in all that potential "Chaos".

Published as a downloadable E-Book.

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Drama Now! ~ and the Way Ahead 2013 (Members)

Drama Now! ~ and the Way Ahead 2013 (Members)

Drama Now! ~ and the Way Ahead 2013 (Members)

London Drama's non-residential two day Workshop-Conference: Drama Now! ~ and the Way Ahead 2013 takes place on Thursday 11th April and Friday 12th April 2013 at Goldsmiths College, New Cross in partnership with Goldsmiths Centre for Arts and Learning (CAL).

This Conference is the second one that London Drama has organised and builds on the developments and gains made at the 2012 Conference with workshops covering Classroom Drama Methods, After-School Drama, Personal Skills (Improvisation, Voice). At a time when the arts in education are facing even more challenges, the Conference is designed to inspire and support key teaching practices and is an opportunity to meet fellow practitioners from a range of sectors, and exchange ideas for your future career!

Our aim is to bring together a diverse range of Drama, Theatre and Performing Arts teachers and practitioners, who are currently involved in the field of education, from London and beyond in order to enable links and put you in touch with one another to share current projects and practice. 

The Conference will provide you with an experience of:

  • A Keynote speech by a leading drama practitioner;
  • Six practical workshops led by Drama and Theatre practitioners;
  • Two opportunities to present a paper or make a presentation about YOUR work;
  • A performance by young people;
  • A “marketplace” of opportunities and support through Drama/Theatre organisations in London;
  • A wide range of resources via London Drama Bookstall.

The workshops are designed to be inspirational experiences, appropriate and useful whether you are a Primary or Secondary teacher, in Higher Education or a Young People's Theatre practitioner, company or organisation. You get to experience ALL the workshops.

The papers and presentations slots will give you the opportunity to share your work with other drama teachers and practitioners. It will be an exciting and very rich drama experience which should also provide you with loads of new ideas and new materials to try out with your classes. N.B.This option is only available to people who have booked and paid for attendance at the Conference.

There will also be a session to assess Drama in the current context of the new Primary Curriculum plus report-backs on Drama operating outside the National Curriculum in the growing number of Academies and Free Schools.

For the full range of Member booking fees go to Conference Fees 2013.

Note: If you attended the 2012 Conference (thank you!) and ONLY if you attended the 2012 Conference you get an extra 10% discount  = £216 for both days; £126 for single days. Book as '2012 Returner' via Other LD Member Options below. The full range of fees is outlined below.

Members for both days go straight to Add to Basket.
One Day Only and Returning 2012 Attendees select from drop menu in Other Options below.

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Starting With Scripts (Members) Starting With Scripts (Members) (£11.99 £11.39)
by Andy Kempe
Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 978-0-7487-6509-6
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GCSE Bitesize Drama (Members) GCSE Bitesize Drama (Members) (£9.99 £9.49)
by Andy Kempe
Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 978-1406654387
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Drama Worlds (Members) Drama Worlds (Members) (£26.00 £24.70)
by Cecily O'Neill
Heinemann USA
ISBN 978-0-435-08671-8
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Coming up

Sticks and Stones: Tackling Bullying Through Drama

Saturday 4th November: 10am-3.30pm
Led by Andy Kempe.
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross

This practical course will consider how to plan meaningful drama experiences that focus on bullying and its consequences. A wide range of activities and approaches will be employed and suggestions of suitable texts offered. The course will be of value to both primary and secondary school teachers.
Non Member Booking at Bullying & Drama
Members Booking (log in needed) at Bullying & Drama (Members).

London Drama Exam Board Courses Review

Saturday 11th November: 10am-2pm
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross

This course takes the form of a meeting with officers from AQA, Edexcel, and Eduqas.
This is an opportunity for the boards to share with you an update of how the first year of the new specification has gone. The speakers will address this subject initially for GCSE and then there will be board specific break out groups for more detailed Q and A afterwards. The model repeats for A level afterwards.
Non Member Booking at Exam Boards
Members Booking (log in needed) at Exam Boards (Members).


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STEP is a borough-wide partnership linking the theatre community and education and youth sector in the London Borough of Southwark. STEP aims to equalise, extend and deepen the theatre and drama experience of all young people living in Southwark through the development of strategic partnerships between schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations. STEP's objective is to work closely with Southwark schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations to develop creative approaches to learning and provide innovative projects which stimulate children and young people's personal development and contribute to their educational attainment.
Find out more here.