So, you’re about to make the big dive into high school….

  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015
  • Shona Innes Psychology

The journey from primary to high school can have a number of tricky obstacles to negotiate along the way, but it’s easier with some understanding.  It’s handy to have some practical understanding of the differences between primary and high school and it’s really important to understand the social aspects of the transition.

There are a number of obvious practical and physical differences between high school and primary school. High schools are generally much larger than primary schools and there’s a difference in the physical layout of the school. Instead of having one classroom for the entire year, classes are usually spread out over a campus and timetabling can mean students may have to go from one end of the campus to the other very swiftly. It’s very rare for two consecutive days to have the same subjects, teachers and classes. Many students worry about getting lost or not being in the right place at the right time.