10,000 hours is a long time with most aspects of people’s lives, although over a persons life time only makes up a small proportion. During a whole year of 365 days school students will prepare for & travel to and from school, spend time in lessons with weekends & holiday time off.
10000 hours in days
10000 to day’s formula: Divide number of hours 10000 by 24 hours day = 416.667 days in 10,000 hours equates to 1.1408 years long.
How long is 10000 hours? = 1 year 51 days long (Divide 10000 by 24 hours day 416.6666 day thus days 416 – 365 day year = Gives 1 year 51 days).
School student’s year
A school student aged 11/12 in the UK is getting ready to transition from primary to secondary school and complete the first year of high school in 10,000 hours or 1 year 51 days long.
Teachers prepare pupils leaving primary school over the last 6 weeks with guidance on what to expect when at secondary school.
They’ll be told that they’ll have a teacher for each subject, move to different classes, additional subjects, practical & theory lessons and increased homework hours per week. In ten thousand hours a student at a UK school in Wales, Scotland or England will complete the final weeks at primary, 6 week summer holiday then complete 39 weeks academic school year, being the first year at secondary school, and becoming a year older.
England school days
Academic school year in England is 190 days students attend that equates to the entire first year of secondary school. Each school day is around 7 hours long 08.30-15.30 Monday to Friday. In total a pupil spends a scheduled days 190 x 7 hours day = 1,330 hours an academic year secondary school time in England or Wales school each year.
Each school day in split into equal timed lessons, with many secondary schools teaching for 50 minutes a lesson with 6 single or mix of double & single lessons per school day.
Standard teaching time for a first year (Year 7) student is lessons 6 x 50 minutes = 300 minutes per school day, 300 divided by 60 = 5 hours lesson teaching time per school day scheduled timetable.
English school day for a child at secondary school consists of arriving in tutor class before 08.30 then possible assembly before the first 2 lessons. Mid morning students receive a break before lessons 3 & 4. Lunchtime is around 50 minutes, then after is lessons 5 & 6 before school finishes at 15.30.
Subject lesson practice & knowledge building
When moving to start the first year of secondary pupils will already have completed some of the 10,000 hours and with summer holidays in between starting secondary school and leaving primary.
Throughout a full 365 days a child will attend school during the academic year with weekends off and holidays in between 3 terms, subsequently split into 6 half terms, each around 6 weeks long.
In primary school students have been taught subject topics each year, each lesson building on prior lesson knowledge of each subject. 10,000 hours time span provides school pupils the opportunity to attend lessons, revise for tests and rest time in the evening, weekends and school holidays.
Year 7 (Age 11-12) students are at secondary school to learn where they attend compulsory lessons in stem subjects, social science, food, design & information technology, PE and music.
Core subjects English, mathematics and science are the most important with pupils having 5 lessons per week for each subject. The 5 periods a week for each lesson are normally 2 double lessons totaling 100 minutes and one single lesson of 50 minutes.
All other subjects get equal time of around 3 x 50 minute lessons each week.
During the 416 or 1 year 51 days in 10,000 hours school students require time to accumulate knowledge and practice the topic lessons & information they’ve acquired from each lesson. They do this in lessons, testing, school trips and homework to be completed in the evenings or weekends.
At a growing, but young age 11-12 year old children’s minds take time to soak up knowledge and retain what they know through practice. All this takes time, and 10,000 hours maybe a good amount a year 7 student requires every minute to learn & practice towards good grades and rest time away from school academic subject learning.