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    7am
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    9am
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    11am
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    I haven't read the whole thread, just the first page, but has anyone thought about the teachers with a 9:00am start and a 7:00pm finish? I'd quit after a week.
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    (Original post by TSR Mustafa)
    I'm so sensitive when it comes to sleep , unless im snug under a comfy duvet at the right angle i won't fall asleep. Only exception is when i'm jetlagged and havent slept for several hours.

    Ah , i envy you
    After writing and logging off, I did some work and then I went to lay on my bed for 5 minutes and it was so warm I fell asleep and I just woke up now....I don't think you should envy me at all XD

    Now I have to stay up late than I anticipated to finish of some work :rolleyes:
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    I think 9am is the best option out of all the times given. 7am is far too early and 1pm is far too late. I don't think many parents would like to wait until 7-8pm to have their dinner every day. 11 o clock wouldn't be too bad, but traffic would be even worse in the evenings if schools and workplaces finished at the same time. 11 o clock starts would also be awkward for those students who rely on lifts to school from parents who work 9-5pm
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    I voted 11am. I've always much preferred to sleep late and get up late. On the weekends I usually go to sleep around 3am and get up about 11:30.
    I often felt like a zombie 1st lesson at college.
    (Original post by SeanFM)
    9am, so uni/work doesn't come as a shock.
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    I thought the title was 'The school where everyone knows your name'. :ninja:
    Uni only has 9am starts a few days of the week(2 for me). Thus 14 years of 5 9am starts a week isn't necessary preparation.
    If you go to uni, you probably won't get a full time job for years after school/college, so any benefit will have worn off by that stage.

    (Original post by parrot16)
    7pm is too late- when would you do homework?
    Assuming 7h sleep(Doable; in my last few years of school and at college I had around 6-6.5h per night and made up the debt on the weekend.) and getting up an hour before, you have roughly from 7pm to 5:30am(except meal times). I do feel that's a bit nocturnal though so I prefer the semi-nocturnal 11am start.
    Or if you like early morning starts, you can still get up 9am or earlier if you like and work.
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    (Original post by TheonlyMrsHolmes)
    After writing and logging off, I did some work and then I went to lay on my bed for 5 minutes and it was so warm I fell asleep and I just woke up now....I don't think you should envy me at all XD

    Now I have to stay up late than I anticipated to finish of some work :rolleyes:
    Been awake all this time , despite having slept well for 2 days
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    (Original post by eoj89)
    I haven't read the whole thread, just the first page, but has anyone thought about the teachers with a 9:00am start and a 7:00pm finish? I'd quit after a week.
    I think they'd do shifts, or the whole school would shift times. They wouldn't be expected to work 9am-7pm.
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    (Original post by morgan8002)

    Uni only has 9am starts a few days of the week(2 for me). Thus 14 years of 5 9am starts a week isn't necessary preparation.
    If you go to uni, you probably won't get a full time job for years after school/college, so any benefit will have worn off by that stage.
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    Lucky you Maths at.. Warwick? Or... Maths with Physics somewhere else? I think I have to check now.

    Edit: nice.. Maths and Physics at Warwick. :adore:

    4 9:15 starts here and Monday is 9 to 6 with 6 hours and Tuesday is 9 to 6 with 7 hours.
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    (Original post by TSR Mustafa)
    Been awake all this time , despite having slept well for 2 days
    Same, my sleep has been awful these last 2 days as well!
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    (Original post by SeanFM)
    Lucky you Maths at.. Warwick?

    4 9:15 starts here and Monday is 9 to 6 with 6 hours and Tuesday is 9 to 6 with 7 hours.
    Maths and physics.

    Unlucky for you.
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    (Original post by TheonlyMrsHolmes)
    Same, my sleep has been awful these last 2 days as well!
    Hope it gets better , anyway's im off for now gn
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    Two other groups of people would be affected by this - parents and teachers. Parents would see their kids less, and teachers would end up only being able to socialise with other teachers (or their students, but lets not go there).
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    Maths and physics.

    Unlucky for you.
    Sorry, I wasn't trying to 1 up. :getmecoat:

    Yes you have a point, but I suppose it's a good habit to have a regular sleeping pattern as well as get up in the morning to work. :borat:
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    11am is just right, or 10am. I start at 10.45 on two days at my college and 11.30 on Wednesdays, it is so good just to have a small lie in, get a bit of work done and not have any 'rush' whatsoever, no traffic or looking like a mess when you come in.
    I seem to be the odd one out among my friends who mostly prefer early finishes and 'don't mind' early starts but hate finishing at 4pm. For me, when finishing early it is just too tempting to just mess around, go out for lunch or shopping rather than going straight home and getting work done.

    Other days I start at 8:40 - unbearable, can't concentrate, rush hour, especially on a Monday! 8:40 may not sound too bad but you have to factor in transport and walking! I agree that it is unhealthy given the amount of stuff which keeps us up at night, homework, social networking, TV, etc, not like before - therefore we probably end up with much less sleep than our parents did at our age.

    11-5/6pm seems just about right, as said, the current level of darkness is the same regardless of whether it's 4pm or later.

    I am a night person, of course, as you can tell by the time I post this.
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    As I type this I'm on my way to school

    I think this prepares me for the world of work when I have to wake up early to go to work.... however I do have to agree with people about sleep.

    Waking up 5:30AM 5 times a week hits my body hard (that's if I go to bed after 11PM). Usually if I go to bed before 11PM like 10PM I get about 6-7 hours of sleep which doesn't make me feel as drowsy as getting 4-5 hours sleep during exam season. I got coffee (and my mom's loud voice lol) to help me out through the morning That's what's making me alert right now.
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    How does the head master think 5 and a half hour every day is enough instruction time, school usually start at 8 and end at 3:30 in my country with an hour break, so starts at 9 and end at 3:30, 6 and a half hour. :P I actually just start at 9 since I passed the credit exam for the first class of the day and don't need to attend it.

    One less hour per day? Seems legit.
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    (Original post by ForeignStudent32)
    How does the head master think 5 and a half hour every day is enough instruction time, school usually start at 8 and end at 3:30 in my country with an hour break, so starts at 9 and end at 3:30, 6 and a half hour. :P I actually just start at 9 since I passed the credit exam for the first class of the day and don't need to attend it.

    One less hour per day? Seems legit.
    I spent half of year 11 doing 8:55-17:40 days

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    (Original post by Andy98)
    I spent half of year 11 doing 8:55-17:40 days

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    K. The point is 5 and a half hour is too short.
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    (Original post by ForeignStudent32)
    K. The point is 5 and a half hour is too short.
    I'm not sure, depends how many courses you're doing and what level.

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