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Are teaching and learning styles very different between secondary and primary?

(5 Posts)
sunsout Fri 13-Jun-14 13:30:27

just that grin

TeenAndTween Fri 13-Jun-14 13:35:09

Not that I noticed with my DD1.

ephpa95 Fri 13-Jun-14 14:13:54

More homework and longer deadlines, so your child will have to learn to work with that. But the schools very gradually ease them in to it all. No worries.

tiggytape Sun 15-Jun-14 08:16:00

A main difference for most children is specialist subject teachers for each subject and moving from classroom to classroom all day.
There is more focus on independent study but that is very gradually introduced.
There is normally daily homework
Children are almost always set for at least some subjects so will experience being in a whole class of similar ability children and having completely different lessons, homework and tests to other children in their year.

BackforGood Mon 16-Jun-14 00:48:16

Depends a lot of the individual teachers - in secondary they can have a dozen or more teachers over a year - each of them will have their own styles and preferences.
IME secondaries know it's going to be very different experience from Primary school and support the Yr7s very well initially.
Obviously some of the teachers (say music) will only see the dc once a week (or even fortnight) and will teach probably half the school, so they can't have the same close relationship / knowledge of the individual child as their Primary teacher.

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