11 things in American high school movies that confused every British kid

Cheerleaders, eating lunch in the loo, going to prom— your secondary school was not like this...

While you were trudging to secondary school with an oversized backpack and your navy PE kit, American high schoolers were cheerleading in spandex, falling in love at their lockers and cruising to class in their sports car. In fact, the world of US high school teens was so different from your own that the first time you watched Clueless, 10 Things I Hate About you or Never Been Kissed, you were baffled by all this oddness.

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Here are the things that us British kids didn’t quite get…