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The BFI is the lead body for film in the UK. We combine cultural, educational and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI Film Fund, film distribution, the BFI National Archive and the BFI Reuben Library. Established in 1935, the BFI Archive holds one of the largest film and television collections in the world. Our 5-19 education scheme is delivered by Into Film, an organisation providing a unified UK-wide film education scheme.

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The BFI is the lead body for film in the UK. We combine cultural, educational and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI Film Fund, film distribution, the BFI National Archive and the BFI Reuben Library. Established in 1935, the BFI Archive holds one of the largest film and television collections in the world. Our 5-19 education scheme is delivered by Into Film, an organisation providing a unified UK-wide film education scheme.
The Sandman - KS3 English
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The Sandman - KS3 English

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BFI Education presents ‘Gothic in the classroom’ – new resources to accompany 13 Gothic film titles. This collection of resources and lesson ideas has been created by teachers for a range of subject areas from English to Art to Science. An introductory lesson to the short animation The Sandman, where students watch the film and learn about the difference between narration and narrative.
Rebecca - KS4/5 English Lesson 1
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Rebecca - KS4/5 English Lesson 1

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BFI Education presents ‘Gothic in the classroom’ – new resources to accompany 13 Gothic film titles. This collection of resources and lesson ideas has been created by teachers for a range of subject areas from English to Art to Science. An introductory lesson in which students uncover the Gothic themes and motifs found in Alfred Hitchcock's film adaptation of Rebecca.
The Elephant Man - KS4 Science
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The Elephant Man - KS4 Science

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BFI Education presents ‘Gothic in the classroom’ – new resources to accompany 13 Gothic film titles. This collection of resources and lesson ideas has been created by teachers for a range of subject areas from English to Art to Science. This lesson explores the medical science behind Joseph Merrick's condition and places an emphasis on How Science Works by examining how these theories have evolved and changed over time.
The Glitterball English KS3
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The Glitterball English KS3

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In this lesson for key stage English, students study the film The Glitterball (1977). They then construct a creative piece of writing based on class discussion and the learning of the lesson, contextualising the events of the film to show a critical reading of the text. Students are given the opportunity to consider how we interact with unknown ideas and concepts, and how to recognise the difference between safety and danger.
The Day the Earth Caught Fire Sciences or Geog KS3
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The Day the Earth Caught Fire Sciences or Geog KS3

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This lesson for KS3 science allows students to take on the role of a science journalist for the Daily Express and collect information on the events that take place in the film The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961). This could be used as a single lesson or as a set spanning lots of different science skills and knowledge. It would work well for revision purposes, and each task can be made simpler/more complicated to suit the individual needs of each class.
Sci-Fi Silents English KS3 2
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Sci-Fi Silents English KS3 2

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Part two of a three-part creative writing lesson using three silent sci-fi films: Mister Moon (1901), Trip to the Moon (1902), and The ? Motorist (1906).
Rebecca - KS4/5 English Lesson 2
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Rebecca - KS4/5 English Lesson 2

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BFI Education presents ‘Gothic in the classroom’ – new resources to accompany 13 Gothic film titles. This collection of resources and lesson ideas has been created by teachers for a range of subject areas from English to Art to Science. A lesson where students consider the characters of women in the novel Rebecca, and how these fit into genre stereotypes within the Gothic, and within literature/society in general.
Night of the Demon - KS3 English
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Night of the Demon - KS3 English

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BFI Education presents ‘Gothic in the classroom’ – new resources to accompany 13 Gothic film titles. This collection of resources and lesson ideas has been created by teachers for a range of subject areas from English to Art to Science. Students analyse key sections from the film and compare and contrast them with M.R. James's short story, Casting the Runes.
Pumzi English KS3 to 5
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Pumzi English KS3 to 5

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This lesson for English and other subjects at key stages 3-5 uses the short film Pumzi (2009) to lead students into a discussion of the issue of the future. They will consider moral dilemma linked to the key sci-fi issue of the creation of utopian or dystopian futures. They then have the opportunity to design their own post-apocalyptic ‘perfect world’, consider how the world might end, and what new worlds might be created as a result.
A Grand Day Out English KS4
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A Grand Day Out English KS4

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In this lesson for key stage 4 English, students consider and explore the notion of Britishness, looking at the film A Grand Day Out (1989). Students will critically read and reinterpret the text to match it more accurately with their own view of what it means to be British in the twenty first century. (The broken link has now been fixed).
Flash Gordon History KS3
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Flash Gordon History KS3

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In this lesson for key stage 3 History, students will be introduced to the concept of dictatorship using the film Flash Gordon (1980). Students explore the implications of living in a dictatorship through watching the film and creating a role play about overthrowing Ming the Merciless. Learners will be encouraged to use melodrama to explore the motivations of the various parties involved in Ming’s dictatorship.
Hansel & Gretel - KS3 PSHE
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Hansel & Gretel - KS3 PSHE

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BFI Education presents ‘Gothic in the classroom’ – new resources to accompany 13 Gothic film titles. This collection of resources and lesson ideas has been created by teachers for a range of subject areas from English to Art to Science. This resource uses the Hansel & Gretel story as a basis for recognising and responding to everyday risks. Requires the accompanying DVD.
A Trip to the Moon English KS3
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A Trip to the Moon English KS3

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A lesson for key stage 3 English students which explores concepts of tourism and exploration in space and considers the dangers and possibilities of space travel, using silent sci-fi film, A Trip to the Moon (1902).
Sci-Fi Silents English KS3 3
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Sci-Fi Silents English KS3 3

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Part three of a three-part creative writing lesson using three silent sci-fi films: Mister Moon (1901), Trip to the Moon (1902), and The ? Motorist (1906).
Nosferatu - KS4/5 History Lesson 2
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Nosferatu - KS4/5 History Lesson 2

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BFI Education presents ‘Gothic in the classroom’ – new resources to accompany 13 Gothic film titles. This collection of resources and lesson ideas has been created by teachers for a range of subject areas from English to Art to Science. This lesson is designed to be relevant to KS4/5 history students studying Germany in early 20th Century.
Sci-Fi Silents English KS3 1
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Sci-Fi Silents English KS3 1

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Part one of a three-part creative writing lesson using three silent sci-fi films: Mister Moon (1901), Trip to the Moon (1902), and The ? Motorist (1906).