Spain School Schedule

Violeta Roca, Staff writer

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How would you feel about doing 6 hours of school a day? This is the Spanish public school schedule. People in high school start at 8 a.m., then stay for 3 hours in class, and have a break of 30 min to have a second breakfast at 11 a.m. They stay for 3 more hours and at 2:30 p.m. they leave and have lunch. Also every day we have a different schedule because we learn 11 different subjects, which we only can choose 1 or 2 of them, depends if it is year round or not.

Spain also has schools that are half private and half public, the only difference is that you have to pay money for the half of the school that is private, but for the public part you don’t have to pay. Private schools have a different schedule than the public schools. They start at 8 am, except one day of the week which starts at 9 a.m. The school also have a little break in the middle of the morning at 10 a.m., but at 1:30 p.m. they have another break until 3 p.m. For lunch, they can stay at school or go home just like here. Students then go to class between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. One day of the week they don’t go in the afternoon. They begin at 1:30 p.m.. In the private schools it is the same schedule like the last one.

In all types of school’s, when a teacher is not in class, there is a substitute that comes and there is the class that the teacher assigns and you can not go home. For every course there are a number of fixed classes with the same people in each class for the whole year. The only subject you change classmates is when you are in the subject you choose for coursing, but you still have classmates of your course and your age. They don’t have classes with people of different ages.

Another difference is that your class always stays in the same classroom, the person that moves is the teacher, they go to the class he/she has to teach. The only subjects you leave your classroom for is: P.E, chemistry, technology, and sometimes art, and of course your elective classes.

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