100 things you should have done at school before the age of 16 – chosen by secondary students

Following on from 100 things you should have done at school before 11, TES surveyed 2,500 students to discover the experiences they value most at school.

Schools are not just places of academic learning, they are environments in which young people learn valuable life lessons and where they experience the things that will shape them as adults. Teachers and parents alike have strong views on what these lessons and experiences should be, but what do the students themselves value?

TES surveyed 2,500 secondary students – from across the maintained, independent and alternative provision sectors – to find out what they believe every pupil should have done at school before the age of 16.

  1. Fall asleep in class

  2. Fall off a chair because you were rocking back on it

  3. Gain the ability to live on your own

  4. Have your teacher contact home with positive news

  5. Learn how to be good at interviews

  6. Learn how to look after someone or something

  7. Try school dinners

  8. Be hit in the face by a ball

  9. Be proud of some work that you’ve done

  10. Throw an old pen in the bin from across the room – and get it in

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