School Swap: Korea Style, Episode 1 Full BBC Documentary 2016

School Swap: Korea Style –
Episode 1
Documentary in which Welsh students experience the South Korean education system. Three Pembrokeshire teens spend three days in one of the toughest school regimes in the world.
School Swap: Korea Style –
Episode 1
What does it take to have the best school in the world? To find out, three Welsh teenagers from Pembrokeshire swap their classroom, teachers and parents for a school on the opposite side of the world. South Korea boasts one of the best education systems in the world, but also one of the toughest. So for three days, they will live and breathe Korean education to find out the secret to their success. Can they hack it?


19 thoughts on “School Swap: Korea Style, Episode 1 Full BBC Documentary 2016”

  1. I'm amazed, in my country, lessons begin at 8am and by 5pm all children should be back at home, at some point it was illegal to do tuition, I'd die if came to study here, but I'd be bright to

  2. I don't think this is probably the right way to educate kids Koreans exhaust there students. They have no life they're lifes are like robots.this is not okay. Its like prison for these young teens.

  3. And only 20% of all the stuff you learn from school will be used in University, then what you learn in University is all you need for your career. In short, spending long hours in school during the early stage of your life will be a complete waste of time. It's better to balance education, social life, family and your personal hobbies.

  4. When do they have time to live..enjoy life? This is so dull and gray. Makes me sad. They are so serious, no laughing, just sitting above a book and studying. This is not healthy. They shouldnt be working so hard at that age. They should play, go outside, explore the nature, laugh with friends without stressing about studying. This is too much to handle. I would never want a life for my child like this. I want it to have time for life itself. I am sorry but this is really not how the world should be. Such a sad and boring life. In my country, we dont have to study that much, especially since we wont have a work place to use all these info we get at school. 😀

  5. Like if you're also a South Korean who's also sick and tired of having to go straight to hakwons and study there for over 4 to 5 hours after waking up early and going to school and being given a shitload of homework.

  6. The real reason South Korea does better is that their parents are heavily involved and push their kids to do well in school. Albeit extreme, it makes a difference.
    Im sure if parents in America stopped treating school as free babysitting and more like actual priority then we would do better in rankings. I mean teachers get paid crap here as it is a demeaning job while other countries pay teachers as well as doctors. And public schools are given no funding from government, as government doest value education and puts it elsewhere. We dont need to copy Korea but adopting a few things couldnt hurt

  7. Nope, I doubt this is necessary – they are like robots. All grades and very little fun and freedom. Look at Finland-some of the best results without obsessive studying! And best universities are still in the US and UK.

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