About Educating Essex

Educating Essex explores what really happens behind the school gates, capturing everything about school life as a group of teenagers prepare for their GCSEs.

About Educating Essex

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 some of the 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.