Exodus: Our Journey to Europe

Produced by: Doc Academy

Subject: Citizenship English Geography History

Topics/keywords: Asylum Asylum seeker Asylum seekers Borders Citizenship Debate Displacement Immigration

Age range: KS3 (ages 11–14) KS4 (ages 14–16)


A scheme of work across five lessons supporting the English Language assessment objectives for GCSE. Follow English teacher Hassan, from Syria, as he leaves his war-torn country and attempts to travel to the UK. Using phone cameras, interviews and voiceover, the BBC documentary series shines a light on the untold story of the migrant crisis. His story— dramatic and dismaying by turn—will enable students to practise a range of reading, writing and listening skills while building their understanding of a critical issue affecting people across the world today.

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