Welcome to Burt’s Drama

A website for all Drama teachers. It is a place for inspiration, insight and information on everything to do with Drama. Every week there is a new CPD article posted on the website. New articles will focus on either Teaching and Learning in Drama or on subject content in the Drama Teacher’s toolkit. Make sure you come back every week, or, even better, sign up to receive new posts direct to your email.



Current Courses

5 Day Masterclass in using Retrieval Practice in Drama

Live every day between Monday 6th December to Friday 10th December.

Price: £25

This is a five day course with hours of CPD videos, tasks and resources to help you develop a rigorous and robust strategy for using Retrieval Practice in your Drama practice.

Click here for more information on the course and to book a place.

10 Day Masterclass in Drama Curriculum Design

Back by popular demand! Live every day between Monday 15th November to Friday 26th November.

Price: £40

This is a ten day course with hours of CPD videos, tasks and resources to help you review your current Drama curriculum and build on it to curate and create your ideal Drama curriculum.

Click here for more information on the course and to book a place.

Latest Articles

  • Part 3: Don’t sell Drama on Soft Skills
    I think we do our subject a massive disservice by defending it all the time by referring to these skills as a purpose of studying Drama. It builds a false understanding of the subject in the students minds and creates a divide between the students expectations of the subject and the realities of how it is taught and, more importantly, assessed.
  • Drama Subject Specific Skills
    Welcome back to the second part of this series on skills in Drama. In part one we began by looking at the definitions of knowledge and skills and exploring the differences between them. In this article we are going to look at the skills that are important in the study of Drama. The key to learning Drama and to make the process of learning work …
  • Knowledge and skills in Drama
    Welcome to the first part of a series of articles on skills in Drama. In this first article we are going to look what we mean by the words knowledge and skills.

Most Popular Article

Mastery in Drama

Assessment has a dual purpose in education. On the one hand it is there to help teachers understand what learning has occurred and what interventions need to take place to ensure that any gaps in knowledge are addressed. On the other hand, it is to measure how much a learner has understood of the topic that they are learning.


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