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Bradley, Year 8



A look at the school and learning experience of Bradley, a Year 8 pupil at Hove Park School in Sussex.

Bradley is a bundle of energy, as he admits, he likes to keep busy. In some subjects, like French and science, his teachers have keyed into his personality and devised strategies to keep him occupied, and consequently achieving well.

Elsewhere Bradley is often bored or left behind, and his natural intelligence and initiative are spent finding ways round around the system, playing computer games and chatting with his mates.

What is it like being on the receiving end of the education system? What is it like being in Year 8, when progress can dip?

This revealing series follows four Year 8 children, offering snapshots of their perceptions and experience of school. The programmes interweave intimate classroom footage with frank video diary confessions recorded by the children in their bedrooms.

Published : Sep 2007

30 mins


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