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Jack, Year 8



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

Jack's experience at school is mixed. In subjects such as history, in which students dramatise a slave auction, and art he is very motivated, but is frustrated in French, where his refusal to work results in him being sent out of the lesson.

Jack's lack of self confidence emerges as the programme continues; he is reluctant to adopt role models since he believes he will always fall short of them.

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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