Transition And Secondary School Secondary Schools

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For the majority of young people, transitions or transfers generally occur between nursery and primary school, primary school and secondary school, and from secondary school to higher education and/or work (Topping, 2011). Sometimes this change is known as transition, sometimes as transfer but for the purpose of this study we will use the term transition. Transition can be defined as a passage or change from one stage to another. At around the age of 11, pupils’ are required to make that change from primary to secondary school. This typically involves a change of school location, meeting and forming relationships with new peers, learning to organise and meet deadlines and responding to a number of teachers for different subject areas. Secondary schools tend to be much larger than primary schools and pupils are often required to move from one location to another for their classes. At the same time, they need to arrive to each class on time. With this is mind, it is important for the pupils’ to learn what organisation involves to meet the timetable requirements. These challenges are different to those in primary school were pupils’ spend the majority of their day in the same classroom setting with the same teacher and same peer groups (Coffey, 2013). In contrast to secondary school, all of their personal belongings are located in this one classroom.
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Despite the many obstacles that pupils’ face, there is much to look forward to. Children are excited at the prospect of…
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