Bad Education - Season 01 ((INSTALL))
Running from August 2012 to October 2014, the first three series were written by Jack Whitehall, who starred as Alfie Wickers, "the worst teacher ever to grace the British education system". Set at the fictional Abbey Grove School in Hertfordshire, the series follows Wickers' class of misfits, Class K, headed by eccentric headteacher Shaquille "Simon" Fraser (Mathew Horne), and Wickers' ploys to win the affection of crush Rosie Gulliver (Sarah Solemani).
Bad Education - Season 01
The revival series received a mixed reception. Radio Times praised the decision to allow viewers to say goodbye to Whitehall's character in the reunion special and noted "this new season of Bad Education is a joyful, quick-witted and comforting reminder of the old show, while still marking out its own territory with some smart casting decisions and structural shake-ups" and highlighted the strength of the Williams and Wernham as a double-act, the writing, the "genius" and "outrageous" reinvention of Horne's character, and the introduction of Pepperdine's headmistress and the new student characters. In The Guardian, Jack Seale gave the series two stars, calling it "juvenile", "still lack[ing] any coherent structure or purpose", and a "pointless revival", but "slightly better" than the original show and "not as obviously empty-hearted".
Bad Education is written by and stars Jack Whitehall. He plays Alfie, the worst teacher ever to grace the British education system and is a bigger kid than the kids he teaches. The teacher your kids would love but parents would hate!
The situations the characters find themselves in are very unique and can be hilarious. From very poorly taught sex education to getting lost in the woods after hitting an escaped pig with the school-coach, they are extreme but also very funny.
The hit show - which stars Jack Whitehall as useless teacher Alfie Wickers - will return to BBC Three for a very special one-off episode to mark a decade since it first appeared on our screens. It ended in 2014 after three seasons.
Ultimately, there is no great mystery as to what is required for a solid public education system: investment and good teachers. In Western countries this should be easily achievable. But low- and middle-income countries are looking at a financing gap of $39 billion per year to secure a quality education for their children. In low-income countries they are over 40-per-cent short.
Brazil shows what political will can achieve. It increased its budget allocation to education from 10 per cent in 2000 to 18 per cent in 2016. Combined with a cash transfer programme to parents, the number of years in school for the poorest 20 per cent of children doubled from four to eight.8 (Sadly, the new rightwing administration has now stepped back from these important gains.)
Bad Education Season 4 is available for streaming on BBC iPlayer for viewers in the US. The season, which has 6 episodes of 29 minutes each, will be aired on 15th of January 2023. Viewers outside of the UK can also watch the show by using a premium VPN service and connecting to a server located in the UK, allowing them to access BBC iPlayer as if they were within the UK.
Bad Education is a British television sitcom that follows the daily life of a young, under qualified teacher, Alfie Wickers, who is portrayed as the worst teacher ever to grace the British education system. The show is set in the fictional Abbey Grove School, in Hertfordshire. The series primarily centers around Alfie Wickers, a teacher who despite his best intentions, is not very good at teaching. He often finds himself in comical and chaotic situations, both inside and outside of the classroom. The show also follows the lives of the students, their interactions with Alfie and their own personal struggles. It is a comedy show that uses absurdity, slapstick and irony to make fun of the British education system.
Adam told us Bad Education season 2, was as much fun as season 1 to work on, with the majority of the same crew returning with the addition of director Elliot Hegarty and DoP Pete Rowe, both of whom are extremely talented and experienced and produced once again by Pippa Brown."
She is one of the few teachers who takes pride in inspiring and teaching her students things. She is passionate about charity work, animal rights, human rights, feminism, lgbtq+ rights, and the struggles of people with disabilities. When teachers are asked to do a sexual education class, she is the only one who leads a frank discussion of human sexuality and shows acceptance and support of the changes that students are going through.
Viewers also see Usma, Inchez, Harrison, Jinx, Warren, and Blessing at the school. In an effort to incorporate PSHE into his drama class, Stephen explores Jinx's pain surrounding her parents' divorce. However, to Jinx's dismay, he turns it into a performance piece in which he portrays both of her parents in a role play. While this is going on, Mitchell plays "the floor is lava" in an attempt to incorporate some geography into his physical education class, with disastrous results. Mitchell and Stephen switch tactics and start making an effort to take the other out.
Since the previous three seasons are available on 10 Play in Australia, we are hopeful that Bad Education Season 4 will land on the platform very soon. And the best part is that you can stream it there for free.
... I believe if school funding were not being compromised by charter schools, public schools would be able to offer a broader range of learning experiences to students. As it is now, public education is being coerced by its financial circumstances into providing a very narrow education for our students.
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