Children Say School Lessons Are Too Easy

06/09/2011 11:11 | Updated 22 May 2015
Are lessons in school too easy? Kids think so.PA

New research has found that kids think their school lessons are too easy and do not challenge them enough.

More than 50 per cent of youngsters in both primary and secondary education, who were surveyed during a study by the Centre of the Use of Research in Education, said they felt they were not stretched in their lessons.

52 per cent either disagreed or strongly disagreed that their studies were too hard.

The researchers spoke to 8,334 children for the report, and found that although most did not find their lessons a struggle, some subjects were rated harder than others.

Older pupils branded maths the most difficult subject, but also the most useful (after PE) for life outside of school. Religious education was deemed the least useful lesson by students.

The study's director, Professor Philippa Cordingley commented on the research, saying:

'These findings seem to us to support the inference that even though the majority of learners report a reasonable level of difficulty, a small but significant proportion of learners are not being challenged sufficiently, and that, in the primary phase particularly, this is more true of higher achieving learners.'

Do you agree? Do you think your children's lessons are too easy and do not stretch them enough?

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