Sunday, September 14, 2008
Movies About Teaching in London: Notes on a Scandal
Notes on a Scandal was filmed in a North London secondary school that is well known for being fairly tough. I remember one of my teachers did a day of supply teaching during the filming and told me how excited he was to actually meet Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett in person. Not your typical day of teaching in London that's for sure.
It's a great movie and I do recommend that you watch it, if for nothing else than to see the inside of a London school. Who knows? You may even end up teaching there yourself.
You should also check out this list from The Guardian newspaper of the top 40 films about teaching. They are organized in alphabetical order, A-G movies, H-Z movies.
Here's another movie to check out if you want to teach in London. Colin Firth plays a football (soccer) fanatic and a high school teacher in North London. If you know nothing about footie, then you need see this film for sure. If you're a big fan of Arsenal then this is your film.
Posted by Victoria Westcott