how many students are there in your class ?

November 30, 2010 6:25am CST
hi guys ,how many students are there in your class since you start to have a class . like me ,when in primary school ,there are 30 to 40 each class ,then in high school about 70 ,and in college i find that a class of 100 or more is also exit . what the reason for the different ? i think that in primary school ,a little class make it easy to care for students in life ,when as we grow old ,we need less care from teacher in life for we can take good care of ourselves ,hey,what's your opinion ? and what about the class in your country ? just share
11 responses
@06MLam (622)
30 Nov 10
In HK, I used to have about 40 classmates in class but here in the UK, the largest class that I have is below 20 students. I enjoy having a small class than a big one because the teachers can concentrate more on each of the students and they can use more time to focus and go through the parts that we do not understand as we have the time and resources. Also, our relationships among teachers and students as well as among classmates seems to be closer than what I had in HK.
4 Dec 10
yes, i like the small class too , for it let teachers to have more time to communicate with students
@bnd8884 (99)
• India
30 Nov 10
Hi earl123456 i am living in India and in our country 90% of schools and colleges have more than 70 student in class only some high class school have less student like 25 to 40 per class. I want to say it is not good for student if there are more number of them in a single classroom we cannot solve our doubts with the teacher as there are many of them per student and finally we had to go to some tuition classes.
4 Dec 10
yes , i think so ...
• United States
3 Dec 10
Well I'm in the United States and I've grown up in a couple of different states. However, the schools I have attended I remember always having no more than 30 to each class. I am in college now and the college that I attend is the same way. There are a couple of classes such as biology and geology that I've seen as having up to 50 each class but they seem to be the only exceptions that I know of. I like having classes with no more than 30 because it allows for students to make a connection with professors and to actually get their questions answered.
@megamatt (14329)
• United States
1 Dec 10
Right now I am currently on college online. Therefore there are only about twenty five to thirty students. Really, the number of students that really tend to show up at any given time, it depends on the class, with always about four or five people that are dropping. Still twenty five to thirty seems to be a pretty good number for students all things considered. Throughout my educational career, I have had various numbers of classes. As few as eight people in one memorable instance and then as many as about fifty people, which was rather packed to say the very least. I think that those are both the two extremes from around where I live. It will vary, as there were some school years that were very low and then there were times where there was a high number of students in the classes. So its all across the board.
@Elixiress (3893)
1 Dec 10
When I was in primary school, the class sizes were around 20-25 per class and their were 3 classes per year group. When I moved onto comprehensive school, there was about 30 people per class and 10 classes in a year. When I moved onto college, there were about 15-20 people per class, but then when I went to University there were around 200 people in a lecture and about 30 in a seminar. I think different class sizes depend on how much one to one contact the pupils need with the teachers. Lectures at Uni just consist of the teacher/lecturer talking to the students and students just listening, whereas classes and seminars involve two way communication.
@huqh123 (182)
• China
1 Dec 10
ok, i know this fact. especially in college,there are many students joining together for learning. however ,in primary school, there are only thirty or fourty. as in college, we all grow up and it is easy to follow the rules and from the college side, they need to reduce the cost of teaching. If one teacher can teach 100 students, it is not possible for school to hire more teachers for just this 100 students. so we can understand in this way. As i am learning English in college, my clas is small, there are total 20 classmates. But for some subject, we learn together with others.
@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
1 Dec 10
We have too many students and not enough classrooms and teachers here in the Philippines. For public schools, the population size can reach up to a hundred in a class, depending on the city. We even have three shifts of classes during the day. This is not true for private schools where an average class is about 30-40 students. This number is true for all levels of education.
@junil_jk (498)
• India
1 Dec 10
i don't think there's any particular rule that states how many students should be there in a class, well at least for schools. during my high school years we had around 90-100 students in a class. each clas was divided into three sections - A,B and E. E section was the English Medium while the other two were local language mediums. i was in section E as i wasn't local to the place of our school. also E section had the highest number of students varying from 35-45 during my seven years there. during my technical line years we had around 20-40 students on average. it's better to have less than say 50 students per class because it becomes easier for the teacher to control them. at the same time the teaching becomes more effective if large number of students are divided into smaller fractions. no wonder that the military has so many divisions to make the management of the army easier and more effective - divisions, regiments, battalions, companies, platoons, squads,...!
@Voices (153)
• Singapore
30 Nov 10
Hi, I live in Singapore. Hmm, Primary school - around 40 per class. Secondary school - around 37~39 per class. Okay, not much different from primary school. Then now, I'm in Polytechnic... there's only around 17~20 per class. It's really small. Yes, I agree. That's what most humans would do I guess. As I grew older, I don't give gifts to teachers during Teachers' day anymore... x.X
• Vietnam
30 Nov 10
Hi. When I'm in high school, there are 40 to 50 students in my class. Now, I'm studying at the university. And My class is about 71 students. The number of students increase very much and the teacher can't check all the students. Some students sleep when the teacher is teaching. The other is chatting, or playing noughts and crosses. Therefor, I like to study at the class with 30 to 40 students...
@livecenter (1138)
• Malaysia
30 Nov 10
Back in school, my class is the least populated class in the whole school. As I am from a boarding school, my batch has only 100++ students and we are divided into 5 classes. My class is the last class to be divided and the students left for our class is shocking indeed. We have only 20 students in our class. So, my class is not like sardine-packed and that I am sure really helps in my study...