Using film

You can use film to enhance learning across the curriculum, whatever your level of expertise. Teaching in subjects from English and Modern Foreign Languages to Science and PE can benefit from using simple cameras for recording, note-taking or reviewing, or from showing short clips to enhance children’s understanding of a topic.

Using film doesn’t have to be complicated, and you don’t have to restrict it to separate filmmaking projects or to screening complete feature films. You probably already have suitable cameras in your school, and most computers are suitable for viewing or editing film clips.

This section looks at how you can use film in different subject and topic areas and informal education, and how it can contribute to broader outcomes.

Using Film in the Curriculum

Other outcomes

Informal learning



Manageable filmmaking

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