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Secondary School to Start Later as Pupils Can’t Get Out of Bed

Joseph Sparks

6th February 2017

While Blatchington Mill School, in Hove, East Sussex, might not be the first school to make this move, staff, students and parents are being consulted about plans to shift the school day by an hour.

If approved the school day would start at 9.25am and finish at 4pm, instead of 3pm. The consultation follows research that suggests that adolescents body clocks are not tuned to an early start. That being said…mine isn’t either.

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AQA Specification Link: This article might provide an interesting discussion when teaching biological rhythms, in particular, the idea of circadian rhythms. However, I get the feeling your students might agree with the contents of this article!

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Joseph Sparks

Joseph is a Subject Advisor for Psychology at tutor2u. He is an experienced Psychology & Music Teacher, Writer, Examiner and Presenter. He is currently completing a Professional Doctorate in Education and is passionate about the impact of technology on teaching and learning.

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