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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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 Curse of the Were-Rabbit - KS5 English
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The Curse of the Were-Rabbit - KS5 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. This lesson looks at what a parody is and what is says about the genre, focusing on the Wallace and Gromit film, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
Sci-Fi Bingo
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Sci-Fi Bingo

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If you're planning on watching one or more of the BFI&'s ten Sci-Fi discovery films at the Into Film Festival or elsewhere, why not have a go at our Sci-Fi Bingo game? Download the PDF, complete with instructions. Enjoy!
Village of the Damned English KS4
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Village of the Damned English KS4

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In this lesson for key stage 4 English, students study the moral dilemma at the heart of the film Village of the Damned (1960): what to do with a group of dangerous children who are putting the lives of the local villagers at risk?
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.