Education is where the future is made - and everyone has an opinion about what is, or what should be, happening in the UK's schools. But what is the true picture? On the day the 2004 secondary school league tables were released, cameras followed the people who know what it's really like - from students to ministers, head teachers to bus drivers.
Bringing a typical school day to the screen wasn't easy - Steve Greenwood reveals thework behind the scenes which... Read more: OU on the BBC: School Day - Making School Day
Find out more about the BBC/OU School Day programme Read more: OU on the BBC: School Day - Seen on screen: the people in the programme
Despite there seeming to be more pressure on teachers than ever before, it's not all bad. Ian Eyres and Roger Hancock... Read more: The changing face of the teaching profession
Jean Kane describes the procedures for school exclusions in Scotland and looks at some of the issues raised Read more: School exclusions in Scotland
Find out more about the BBC/OU School Day programme Read more: OU on the BBC: School Day - What did we do at school today?
We consider the various careers that are available in education, and look at the routes into teaching Read more: Investing in futures
Jenny Houssart examines the changes in the structure of the school day from Victorian times to the present day Read more: Timetables: Happy hours and happy days
There's much talk of educational "standards" - but what, exactly, are we measuring? Peter Grimes and Geoffrey Court... Read more: School Standards: time for debate?
First broadcast: Wednesday 12 May 2004 on BBC ONE