Welcome to BFI Education Essentials. These open access, free to use curriculum teaching resources are designed to support at home learning across primary and secondary Key Stages 1-5 in the following subject areas:

  • Film and Media Studies
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Primary

These resources have been designed around our popular BFI Schools Study Days, which run throughout the academic year at the BFI Southbank and venues across the UK.

Each resource offers engaging activities, with a study pack that includes:

  • A downloadable PDF
  • A downloadable worksheet to complete (in Word and PDF)
  • A link to a Vimeo Timeline of film clips or a full film Each resource also includes curriculum links to guide learning outcomes.

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Film and Media

Bell Hooks

Critical Theory (Semiotics and Gender)

Captain Marvel (2019)

Film Industry Introduction for Media Studies

Attack the Block (2011)

Global Film (Perspectives & Ideologies)

Modern Foreign Languages

J'Attendrai Le Suivant (2002)

French

Sleeping Beauty (1954)

German

Mandarin

Blind Date (2019)

Spanish

Primary

Animation

Watch our video tutorials showing how to make a stop-motion animation at home using a phone or tablet.