Synopsis:At the age of eleven, children change from primary to secondary school; a change which normally means a complete change in teaching methods. 'Into Secondary School' questions the need for this change in the teaching of mathematics. It illustrates how the 'discovery' principle widely used in primary school can be successfully continued for at least the first two years of secondary work. The film shows how two schools have successfully tackled these problems and examines the effects on both teachers and pupils.
Shotlist:2 pupils walking to school; David Jones (Head of Maths) at Grass Royal Secondary School, Yeovil, Somerset, driving with his VO; school children singing in Assembly; children stack away chairs and bring in dining tables to Assembly hall to work on; children collect their work cards and equipment; children working out mathematical problems; 10:08:06 HA WS of Elliott Comprehensive school, Putney, London; children walking up and down stairs; children working on mathematical problems with Richard Forshaw (Head of Maths); A level lesson; children working on problems outside; GVs of children working on problems in classroom; 10:15:58 END