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The school timetable detail leaving students confused: 'Having such a hard time'

By Naomi White|

A Reddit user has shared a common frustration over school timetables: oddly specific bell times.

The user, mad_cherry, posted a photo of her younger brother's middle school schedule, showing that while his day began at a reasonable 8.15am, it quickly became hard to keep track of, with the first period ending at 8.58am and the next starting at 9.02am.

That period ended at 9.42am, with the following running 9.46-10.26am, rather than a more streamlined 9.45-10.30am.

"My little brother's middle school schedule. He's having such a hard time remembering when periods start and end. Why are the times this specific?," she captioned the photo.

A Reddit user has shared her brother's confusing middle school timetable.
Spare a thought for this student's confusing timetable. (Reddit)

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Middle school covers years six to eight, meaning 11-year-old's would be expected to keep to the disjointed schedule.

Many Redditors shared her frustrations, sharing their own timetable woes.

"My middle school was like this too. I'm 48 years old now and yet I still remember waiting for the 3:14 dismissal bell each day," said one.

"In this case every period is 40 minutes (except for the first, which is 43 for whatever reason), with four minutes between periods. They could just make first period a full 45 minutes, keep every subsequent period 40 minutes, and increase the time between periods to five minutes, and they'd have an exact 8:15am-3 day, with all classes ending at predictable 15 minute increments," one mathematically inclined user argued.

A Reddit user has shared her brother's confusing bell schedule for middle school.
The Reddit user said her brother was confused by the irregular start and end times for his classes. (iStock)

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Others pointed out that schools could have large numbers of students - one user said there were 3,600 in their school, and long distances to walk between classes, meaning they needed longer breaks between classes.

"My son had about the same amount of kids, going up and down seven floors with two staircases. Four minutes. He had a class in the basement (band) and had to go up eight floors in 4 minutes. He was always late. Teacher kept giving him detention," one parent shared.

Though others said their timetables were more logically planned, or their teachers came to them.

"We had 10 minutes between classes and two 20 minute breaks one in the morning and one in the afternoon for breakfast and lunch. What dystopian hell is this four minute seven minute?," queried one.

A Reddit user has shared her brother's confusing bell schedule for middle school.
Other users said four minutes between classes wasn't enough time. (iStock)

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"I don't understand this classroom switcharoo. In Turkey we students stay in their classrooms and teachers switch," added another.

"Weird. Mine was 8am-3pm and every period was 50 minutes long with a 10 minute break between classes and three 20 minute lunch periods," shared one.

Although not everyone was sympathetic to the challenges the timetable presented. "Why is it necessary to remember the exact minute that class periods begin and end? I never did that. I just remembered 'where I go next'," they argued.

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