Many students mentioned lack of interest and motivation as the main hindrance for learning at school. The reasons for losing interest were varied, but often they had to do with teachers and their pedagogic style. Many students thought the transition from lower comprehensive school wasn’t easy: teaching tended to be less engaging, while the contents got more advanced and demanded deeper understanding.
Another theme that came up often in the poll was the general attitude to studying. The prevalent attitude of one’s peer group may be against studying and succeeding. This can affect an individual student’s attitudes, lower classroom activity in general, and add unrest during teaching.
A third obstacle that was mentioned in the poll was lack of sleep.