Educating Essex

Educating Essex

Channel 4
7 x 60'
Thursday 22nd September 2011

This observational documentary series for Channel 4 explores what really happens behind the school gates, capturing everything about school life as a group of teenagers prepare for their GCSEs.

With unprecedented access to a British school, from the classrooms to the dining hall, from the headmaster’s office to detention, Educating Essex follows a group of final year students through the most important year in their education.

For seven weeks of the Autumn term, 62 cameras were placed throughout the school, focusing on a number of Year 11 students. This ambitious series examines all aspects of teenage life from school work and exam pressure, to fitting in and growing up – at a time when the next generation of school leavers face one of the most uncertain futures in decades.

Executive Producers
Andrew Mackenzie and Peter Moore

Commissioned by Channel 4 Documentaries Commissioning Editor
Mark Raphael

Series Producer
Beejal-Maya Patel

Series Director
David Clews

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