Young orphan Pip is given a chance to rise from his humble beginnings thanks to a mysterious benefactor. Moving through London’s class ridden world as a gentleman, Pip uses his new found position to pursue the beautiful Estella; a spoilt heiress he’s loved since childhood. Yet the shocking truth behind his great fortune will have devastating consequences for everything he holds dear.
This resource is intended for use with students aged 13-19 studying the novel in English, or exploring aspects of the production in media or film studies courses. The activities here explore the enduring popularity of the novel and the particular details of the 2012 film adaptation.
In addition to these resources, our screenings archive has audio and transcripts from a special Film Education screening and Q&A with director Mike Newell held in October 2012.
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