'The Crucible' IGCSE full SoW


This is a full scheme of work for the play ‘The Crucible’ by Arthur Miller. This scheme of work was planned for the CIE IGCSE 0475 syllabus. This is a very thorough and detailed set of lessons that introduces and teaches all of the skills required to not only perform well in the exam, but also to have an in-depth understanding of the play. Everything required to teach this unit is included and every resource has already been created and is ready to print!


The PPT scheme of work is accompanied by a student workbook which includes information on the play as well as a range of activities. The scheme of work should last between 11-12 weeks depending on your class. The lessons follow a step-by-step structure and build up the skills needed through lots of practice and a range of different activities. The scheme of work focuses on: how to understand the meaning and message of the play; how to identify and analyse dramatic devices; background information on the playwright and contextual information; and how to analyse language, structure and form.


Exam tasks are deconstructed and broken down, so pupils understand what they are required to do; how to plan; and how to write up a successful answer. A full mock paper is included in this bundle so pupils can then test their skills at the end of the unit. There are also several partial mocks included which focus on either the extract or full play question. As the lessons work through questions that replicate those in the exam, in effect, pupils will work through several practice pieces once they have finished the entire unit including the mock. In addition, short analytical tasks are included throughout, so pupils are constantly working on and refining their skills. There are also several tasks which model various different skills as well as tasks that scaffold and support pupils as they learn. In addition, checklists, peer assessment sheets and self-reflection sheets are also included. The lessons cover a range of activities such as pair work, group work, verbal feedback, group analysis, presentations, carousels, debates, drama activities and various types of peer assessment. Most slides include teacher notes at the bottom in order to give extra information or direction.


If you require additional example exam questions for mocks/revision etc, a pack of 18 can be found here.


A free sample lesson with accompanying resources can be found here.


  • Included in this bundle:

    • 370 Slide PPT
    • 208 slide student workbook
    • 3 example exam questions in CIE style
    • Homework tasks
    • Essay guidance
    • Skills checklists
    • Peer checklists
    • Self checklists
    • Exam style tasks
    • How to analyse a play guide sheet
    • How to write an essay guide sheet
    • 'What, How, Why' guide
  • Activities

    • Group tasks
    • Pair Tasks
    • Speaking and listening
    • Close analysis tasks
    • Peer assessment tasks
    • Self assessment tasks
    • How to write analytically
    • How to develop analysis for IGCSE
    • Modelling of how to analyse a play
    • Modelling of how to write an answer
    • Step by step guidance on how to write both an extract and full play answer
    • Speaking and listening activities
    • Drama activities