A secondary school is both an organization that provides secondary education and the building where this takes place. Some secondary schools can provide both lower secondary education and upper secondary education, but these can be provided in separate schools, as in the American middle and high school system. Secondary schools follow on from primary schools and lead into vocational and tertiary education. Attendance is compulsory in most countries for students between the ages of 11 and 16; the organisations and terminology are more or less unique in each country. Within the English speaking world, there are three used systems to describe the age of the child; the first is the'equivalent ages' countries that base their education systems on the'English model' use one of two methods to identify the year group, while countries that base their systems on the'American K-12 model' refer to their year groups as'grades'. This terminology extends into research literature. Below is a convenient comparison.
The building needs to accommodate: Curriculum content Teaching methods Costs Education within the political framework Use of school building Constraints imposed by the site Design philosophyEach country will have a different education system and priorities. Schools need to accommodate students, storage and electrical systems, support staff, ancillary staff and administration; the number of rooms required can be determined from the predicted roll of the school and the area needed. According to standards used in the United Kingdom, a general classroom for 30 students needs to be 55 m², or more generously 62 m². A general art room for 30 students needs to be 83 m ². A drama studio or a specialist science laboratory for 30 needs to be 90 m². Examples are given on, and 1,850 place secondary school. The building providing the education has to fulfil the needs of: The students, the teachers, the non-teaching support staff, the administrators and the community, it has to meet general government building guidelines, health requirements, minimal functional requirements for classrooms and showers, electricity and services and storage of textbooks and basic teaching aids.
An optimum secondary school will meet the minimum conditions and will have: adequately sized classrooms. Government accountants having read the advice publish minimum guidelines on schools; these enable environmental establishing building costs. Future design plans are audited to ensure. Government ministries continue to press for cost standards to be reduced; the UK government published this downwardly revised space formula in 2014. It said the floor area should be 1050m² + 6.3m²/pupil place for 11- to 16-year-olds + 7m²/pupil place for post-16s. The external finishes were to be downgraded to meet a build cost of £1113/m². A secondary school locally may be called high senior high school. In some countries there are two phases to secondary education and, here the junior high school, intermediate school, lower secondary school, or middle school occurs between the primary school and high school. Names for secondary schools by countryArgentina: secundaria or polimodal, escuela secundaria Australia: high school, secondary college Austria: Gymnasium, Hauptschule, Höhere Bundeslehranstalt, Höhere Technische Lehranstalt Azerbaijan: orta məktəb Bahamas, The: junior high, senior high Belgium: lagere school/école primaire, secundair onderwijs/école secondaire, humaniora/humanités Bolivia: educación primaria superior and educación secundaria and Herzegovina: srednja škola, gimnazija Brazil: ensino médio, segundo grau Brunei: sekolah menengah, a few maktab Bulgaria: cредно образование Canada: High school, junior high or middle school, secondary school, école secondaire, collegiate institute, polyvalente Chile: enseñanza media China: zhong xue, consisting of chu zhong from grades 7 to 9 and gao zhong from grades 10 to 12 Colombia: bachillerato, segunda enseñanza Croatia: srednja škola, gimnazija Cyprus: Γυμνάσιο, Ενιαίο Λύκειο Czech Republic: střední škola, gymnázium, střední odborné učiliště Denmark: gymnasium Dominican Republic: nivel medio, bachillerato Egypt: Thanawya Amma, Estonia: upper secondary school, Lyceum Finland: lukio gymnasium France: collège, lycée Germany: Gymnasium, Realschule, Fachoberschule Greece: Γυμνάσιο, Γενικό Λύκειο, Ενιαίο Λύκειο, Hong Kong: Secondary school Hungary: gimnázium, k
Reigate School is a state secondary school in the town of Reigate, England, for students from the ages of 11 through to 16. The current headteacher of the school is Mrs Susan Wardlow. During the 2012 Ofsted inspections of 2012/2013, Reigate School was ranked an'Outstanding School'; the Ofsted report stated: "Reigate is an outstanding school where students make exceptional progress to reach high standards from average starting points." Reigate School's central location in the centre of Reigate and Redhill, makes it ideal for many students, the school has a catchment area of about 2.5 km. The nearest state-owned secondary schools to it include The Warwick School and Oakwood School, is in a partnership with these two schools and 6 other schools known as the Warwick partnership, which allows teachers to train at all these various schools; the school is a feeder school into Reigate College, a popular Sixth Form college in Reigate, which makes it popular with parents living nearby. Reigate School offers a wide choice of GCSEs for students to select from.
Students study all subjects from Years 7-8, where in Year 9 this would have continued, the school is now changing the system so students pick their options in Year 8 and study their selected subjects from Year 9 onwards. The school's core subjects which all students must study, as well as the exam boards used, include: English Language English Literature Mathematics Science Religious Studies From 2016, Students will be made to study one language, from either French or Spanish and one humanity, from either History or Geography. All students are encouraged to study via the EBACC route, this is not compulsory. Other option subjects offered include: French Spanish Geography History Dance Drama Music Business Studies Business Studies BTEC ICT BTEC Computer Science Physical Education Design and Technology Graphics and Design Catering Art Textiles On top of all the listed subjects, Students have the choice to take additional GCSEs, such as Astronomy or Media Studies after School. Although this will require them to stay in school additional time every week, it allows students to learn new skills, could help them make better career choices in the future.
Students who are fluent in another foreign language not offered at the school such as Hindi, German or Mandarin may take the GCSE in that subject if they are ready to give up some free time, however it is well worth it for students who do. Overall, the average student will end up with 11 GCSE certificates by the time. Reigate School has many facilities throughout including Astro Turf, Tennis Courts, a dedicated Food Technology Block and many more different options for students to learn from; when passing through the main reception, refurbished in early 2011, is the main Hall in which Assemblies for Students are held, Parents evenings occur once in the year,and the pupils have their Lunch in during the 12.25-1.00 lunch period. During the summer term, Students are able to have lunch on the school field, located behind the Mathematics Department. Behind this main hall is a canteen, being one of three options in which to get lunch, a faster self-service being another option located on the other side of the main hall.
The school canteen serves many different meals, including Breakfast in the morning, is operated by Surrey County Council. On the ground floor of this section lays the Modern Foreign Languages Department, the School offering several Languages including French and Spanish and includes 6 Modern Foreign Languages Classrooms. On the 1st floor of the main building, can be found the Humanities department, including the History and Geography Classrooms; the Main school building forms a square like shape, which can be seen on the satellite view of Google Maps A Satellite View of Reigate School with a courtyard and playground located in the centre of it. To the left of this area can be found the Religious Education Department, with RE being one of the core subjects in the school. On the left hand side of the hall, located on another corridor, is where the Performing Arts Department is located, with Music and Drama being several options available. 2 Multi-Use classrooms can be found here, known as D1 and D2, which host a variety of different activities such as the School Council Meetings, Staff Reunions and are used as form rooms during the registration period.
The Drama and Dance rooms both have modern equipment, including Laser Lights, several other lighting options including Spotlights and a Disco Ball. Performances for Dance and Drama are performed in the main hall as well, big performances such as the'Youth Theater' musical are hosted in Nearby theater, The Harlequin. Found behind the main hall and Performing Arts Department, is where the Science Department is Located; the Science Department spans all of the Main Corridor up North of the School, is Connected to the Performing Arts/Administration corridor, the Physical Education department, where some PE Changing rooms and the Three main Gyms can be found. The Science Department in Reigate Schools covers a vast range of topics, hosts timely events throughout the year, such as the Science Festival in Early July. In Late 2009/Early 2010, the addition of a new Food Technology Block was added, as well as 3 new Science Classrooms several years earlier, one of, a computer room until September 2013. At the other end of the science corridor, is the Physical Education Department and 3 Gymnasiums, where
Surrey is a subdivision of the English region of South East England in the United Kingdom. A historic and ceremonial county, Surrey is one of the home counties; the county borders Kent to the east, East Sussex and West Sussex to the south, Hampshire to the west, Berkshire to the northwest, Greater London to the northeast. Inhabited by about 1.2 million people, Surrey is the twelfth most populous English county, both the third most populous home county and the third most populous county in the South East. Guildford is considered to be the county town; however despite the town's designation, Surrey County Council has never been based there, being instead seated throughout its history in London. Since the borders of Surrey were altered in 1965 by the London Government Act 1963 which created Greater London, none of these places are now in Surrey, marking an example of a de facto capital, located outside of its administrative area. Surrey is divided into eleven districts: Elmbridge and Ewell, Mole Valley and Banstead, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Tandridge and Woking.
Services such as roads, mineral extraction licensing, strategic waste and recycling infrastructure, birth and death registration, social and children's services are administered by Surrey County Council. The London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark and small parts of Lewisham and Bromley were in Surrey until 1889. Since the 1965 reform the bordering boroughs of the capital have been those taken from it in 1965 plus Bromley and Hounslow; the form of Surrey which remains since 1965 is a wealthy county due to economic, aesthetic and logistical factors. It has the highest GDP per capita of any English county, some of the highest property values outside Inner London and the highest cost of living in the UK outside of the capital. Surrey has the highest proportion of woodland in England, having been rural since it was shorn in 1965 of the urbanised swathes of South London which had hitherto been part of the county, it has large protected green spaces. It has four racecourses in horse racing, the most of any Home County and as at 2013 contained 141 golf courses including international competition venue Wentworth.
Surrey has proximity to London and to Heathrow and Gatwick airports, along with access to major arterial road routes including the M25, M3 and M23 and frequent rail services into Central London. Surrey is divided in two by the chalk ridge of the North Downs; the ridge is pierced by the rivers Wey and Mole, tributaries of the Thames, which formed the northern border of the county before modern redrawing of county boundaries, which has left part of its north bank within the county. To the north of the Downs the land is flat, forming part of the basin of the Thames; the geology of this area is dominated by London Clay in the east, Bagshot Sands in the west and alluvial deposits along the rivers. To the south of the Downs in the western part of the county are the sandstone Surrey Hills, while further east is the plain of the Low Weald, rising in the extreme southeast to the edge of the hills of the High Weald; the Downs and the area to the south form part of a concentric pattern of geological deposits which extends across southern Kent and most of Sussex, predominantly composed of Wealden Clay, Lower Greensand and the chalk of the Downs.
Much of Surrey is in the Metropolitan Green Belt. It contains valued reserves of mature woodland. Among its many notable beauty spots are Box Hill, Leith Hill, Frensham Ponds, Newlands Corner and Puttenham & Crooksbury Commons. Surrey is the most wooded county in England, with 22.4% coverage compared to a national average of 11.8% and as such is one of the few counties not to recommend new woodlands in the subordinate planning authorities' plans. Box Hill has the oldest untouched area of natural woodland in one of the oldest in Europe. Surrey contains England's principal concentration of lowland heath, on sandy soils in the west of the county. Agriculture not being intensive, there are many commons and access lands, together with an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways including the North Downs Way, a scenic long-distance path. Accordingly, Surrey provides many rural and semi-rural leisure activities, with a large horse population in modern terms; the highest elevation in Surrey is Leith Hill near Dorking.
It is 294 m above sea level and is the second highest point in southeastern England after Walbury Hill in West Berkshire, 297 m. Surrey has a population of 1.1 million people. Its largest town is Guildford, with a population of 77,057, they are followed by Ewell with 39,994 people and Camberley with 30,155. Towns of between 25,000 and 30,000 inhabitants are Ashford, Farnham and Redhill. Guildford is the historic county town, although the county administration was moved to Newington in 1791 and to Kingston upon Thames in 1893; the county counc
St Paul's College, Sunbury-on-Thames
St Paul's Catholic College is a Roman Catholic comprehensive secondary school and sixth form college in Sunbury-on-Thames, England. St Paul's is a 1987 amalgamation of Cardinal Godfrey Boys' School and St Theresa's Girls' School both established in the early 20th century; the College is an International School. In performance, the secondary school has exceeded national average GSCE results since 2011; the Department for Education under successive governments have endorsed the school's designation as a Technology College. Technology College status reflects the enhanced opportunities in various sectors of these studies; these opportunities arise in various types of applied Design and Technology, or enabled within the theoretical and skill-based studies of the sciences and the arts. These opportunities, together with the annual adoption of educational innovations, form the cornerstone of the ethos of the school. In furtherance of its specialisation this school has offered the option of studying an Engineering Diploma course to its pupils since September 2008.
The school in 2007-08 achieved an improvement in the proportion of five good A*-C passes of over 20%. Ceri Bacon was appointed to be the Headteacher in 2011 and at the close of that academic year presided over a 94.6% pass rate of five A*-Cs at GSCE level. Students’ attainment in 2010 represented a significant increase compared to previous years; this upward trend, although by a smaller proportion, continued in 2011, so that attainment in English by the end of Year 11 is now above the national average and around the national average in mathematics Prayer and worship underpin the Catholic life of the school so that pupils’ spiritual and social development is outstanding. School Prayer We pray that we follow the teaching of St Paul: may we always speak the truth. Grant us the strength to meet this challenge. Amen. Emblazoned onto the school uniform items is the school motto, DISCE PRODESSE which can rendered into English as: Learn to profit; the school's badge is a quartered shield divided into a capital S and P in authentic italic script, open book with quill symbolising the significance contribution St Paul made to the New Testament: thirteen epistles forming the New Testament book of Paul are attributed to St Paul and the sword representing both St Paul's brave eloquence in preaching the Word of God and the manner of his martyrdom: he was beheaded in Rome.
The elegant two-storey, tall-ceilinged house with many windows formed the heart of St Theresa's Convent School and forms the staff and administration building. It is at the end of the Ridings in Green Street and was built during the reign of William IV, between 1830 and 1837 to designs by an unknown architect, it is a Grade II listed building. It has central round window and open pediment with two bays to either side. Under John Alliston it became the manor house during a period of the late Industrial Revolution with increasing population in the region, when the products of the manor's agriculture and fishing were insufficient to support the local population; the former manor house close to the Thames was rebuilt in 1851 as Sunbury Park House. These buildings were described as such in a map of 1865. In 1898, it was the home of William Anthony Mitchison, who planted the 1 mile avenue of horse chestnuts forming The Avenue in the east of his estate. Before the opening of Sunbury Police Station in 1882, Mr Mitchison, the local Justice of the Peace had special permission to conduct the court in a room of this grand house.
After the death of Mr Mitchison, the house changed hands several times. It was owned at one time by a non-Catholic group who were not pleased that the newly built St. Ignatius’ Church could be viewed from their windows, so they decided to sell the house and lands. At some time the property was owned by his family. Major Peters had two sons, one of whom was killed in World War I and the other killed in a polo playing accident prompting its sale; the Sisters of Charity of St. Paul purchased the house and lands in 1926; the Sisters worked in St. Ignatius Primary School, next to the Church and the former smaller Catholic School opened in 1871, on Green Street. A new building, consisting of three classrooms, a staff room and office, was built on the opposite side of Green Street to accommodate the increasing number of pupils. At the same time the Sisters opened convent school, in the main building, its entrance gate was near. It led to the stable buildings and houses for carriages; these were converted into Art rooms for the school.
A wall divided the circular driveway to the entrance hall from a large wooded area. Against this wall were planted apple trees specially grown for cider making. There was a large greenhouse in, a vine reputed to be a cutting from the one at Hampton Court; the present playing field was divided by hedges into four fields. These fields were let to a shop owner on the Feltham Road, he sold ice cream from carts drawn by the ponies. Changes in the Education Policy meant that the independent school, St. Teresa’s, was no longer viable and it became incorporated into the public sector. To facilitate this change, the Sisters built a new school joined to the original building, as well as tennis courts and developed the playing field. At some time London Irish RFC used this field at weekends to train future members of the club; the reputation of St Theresa's became excellent. Cardinal Godfrey School moved from its first home,the site of Echelf
All Hallows Catholic School
All Hallows Catholic School is a mixed, voluntary-aided comprehensive secondary school and Sixth Form in Weybourne, Surrey, England. The school offers many courses including BTEC business; the most recent Ofsted overall rating placed the school in the top category, outstanding. The school opened in 1961 through the initiative and funding by the people of St Joseph's Church, Aldershot. Celebrations during 2011-2012 included a Mass. Additional buildings and structural alterations and extension were added in the successive decades. Between 2010 and 2011, the school completed a major extension providing two new classrooms and a new science laboratory, refurbished three other classrooms. There are enhanced staff facilities and a redesigned reception area. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium with fitness suite, a theatre with raked seating and an art gallery/exhibition space. In 2011 a Jubilee Memorial Garden was completed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the school. Construction of a new Sixth Form Centre is being carried out.
The school has had a minority of students from each of the BRICS countries since the turn of the new millennium, as well as a recognition in the Ofsted report of popularity among families of the Gurkhas and British Nepali descendants. Extra curricular activities include a number of sports such as football, fitness, netball and swimming. There are numerous musical activities such as Cantamus, Boy's choir, Chamber Choir, Folk Band, String Orchestra, Senior Strings, Modern Jazz Quartet, Big Band, Senior Girls Choir, Acapella Choir and Rock Experience, it is the location of "Violins Together", "Cellos Together" and "Voices Together", which are groups open to all nearby schools. The school was judged Outstanding in 2011, the highest category, having in the 2004 inspection been at good. All of the four grouped criteria were outstanding; the report led with "An outstanding curriculum and effective care and support have enabled the school to maintain outstanding achievement for students over a number of years.
The care of students is at the heart of the school. The 2013 results had "improved significantly" by 2013 according to the Ofsted report, results which have yet to be put into national groups for comparison between similar and all schools. Amelle Berrabah, one third of the Sugababes Sarah Olney, MP for Richmond Park 2016-2017 All Hallows Catholic School website
Esher Church of England High School
Esher Church of England High School is a coeducational Church of England secondary school with academy status located in Esher, England. The school opened as Wayneflete School in 1958. In 1985, through an amalgamation two other local secondary schools: Bishop Fox School in West Molesey and St Andrew's School in Cobham, was renamed Trinity School. To reflect ongoing links with the Diocese of Guildford and provide its location in the title, the school was renamed in 2000. In 2004 Esher C of E High School was designated specialist status as an Arts College and in 2007 a state of the art Performing Arts Centre was opened by HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex. With significant improvements in exam results year on year, following and'outstanding' Ofsted judgement in 2009, the Department for Education awarded High Performing Specialist Status and designated Esher C of E High School a'Leadership Partner School'. In 2011 Esher C of E High School was one of 100'outstanding' schools assessed and designated as a National Teaching School and a National Support School.
In 2012 construction began on a new £2.5 million Sports Centre, opened by HRH Duke of Kent in February 2013. In July 2013 a £9 million capital investment programme began at the school with a new Science Block with nine laboratories and lecture theatre, Learning Resources Centre with mezzanine level for the Learning Development Department; the school converted to academy status on 1 March 2014. There are four houses named after near stars or star clusters each with notable distinctions in astronomy making them objects of study in broader areas of research into physics: Sirius Vega Capella MimosaEach house has tutor groups with students from the five school years and competes in sport and other events; the school has Speech and Communications Needs and SEN trained staff to improve education for children who struggle in communication and in an educational setting respectively. SEN children are wherever achievable within the school's financial constraints integrated into all aspects of the school community.
Reflecting demand in this category, in 2012, 14.9% of pupils were supported by school action plus or with a statement of SEN, compared with the national average of 8.1%, an increase of 0.5% on the previous year, the leading mainstream school in the borough. The classrooms and specialist facilities such as the technology and food rooms incorporate technology in teaching spaces to emulate that used in leading employers' workplaces and/or further education. All halls and rooms are purpose-built for the size of their intended use; the school has regular concerts. Year groups arrange local and West End theatre trips and it has a dedicated theatre for stage productions. Two from four pathways are chosen in personal fitness and education - Aesthetic, Games and Leadership, making use of: Football and cricket pitches Netball pitch Tennis court Gymnasium and sports hall; every pupil in KS4 leaves with a qualification in Physical Education and so choose which qualification in the first few months of year 10.
Entry Level Certificate - practical option with 6 activities from 3 of the following assessment areas: Games Activities, Gymnastics Activities, Swimming Activities, Athletic Activities, Adventurous Activities, Exercise Activities or Dance Sports Leaders Award Level 1 - combines elements of educational practice, technical understanding and practical certification Short Course Physical Education - certifies candidates in most advanced educational framework, technical/psychological understanding and practice Less than two years after its millennium renaming, the school built on its existing expertise to become a centre for School-Centered Initial Teacher Training, which has trained 190 teachers in partnership with three others including George Abbot School, 95% of whom went on to work in Surrey Schools. A greater proportion of accredited teachers under this route than average attain more senior positions and specialist accreditations. Ofsted and most past trainees have rated the SCITT provision as outstanding.
The school was judged Good by Ofsted, following a short inspection in 2017. The last full inspection took place in 2013, where the school was judged Good, down from the previous judgment of Outstanding in 2009. One of the four criteria remained outstanding: the behaviour and safety of pupils. Notes References School website
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. Three former PayPal employees—Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, Jawed Karim—created the service in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion. YouTube allows users to upload, rate, add to playlists, comment on videos, subscribe to other users, it offers a wide variety of corporate media videos. Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers, live streams, other content such as video blogging, short original videos, educational videos. Most of the content on YouTube is uploaded by individuals, but media corporations including CBS, the BBC, Hulu offer some of their material via YouTube as part of the YouTube partnership program. Unregistered users can only watch videos on the site, while registered users are permitted to upload an unlimited number of videos and add comments to videos. Videos deemed inappropriate are available only to registered users affirming themselves to be at least 18 years old.
YouTube and its creators earn advertising revenue from Google AdSense, a program which targets ads according to site content and audience. The vast majority of its videos are free to view, but there are exceptions, including subscription-based premium channels, film rentals, as well as YouTube Music and YouTube Premium, subscription services offering premium and ad-free music streaming, ad-free access to all content, including exclusive content commissioned from notable personalities; as of February 2017, there were more than 400 hours of content uploaded to YouTube each minute, one billion hours of content being watched on YouTube every day. As of August 2018, the website is ranked as the second-most popular site in the world, according to Alexa Internet. YouTube has faced criticism over aspects of its operations, including its handling of copyrighted content contained within uploaded videos, its recommendation algorithms perpetuating videos that promote conspiracy theories and falsehoods, hosting videos ostensibly targeting children but containing violent and/or sexually suggestive content involving popular characters, videos of minors attracting pedophilic activities in their comment sections, fluctuating policies on the types of content, eligible to be monetized with advertising.
YouTube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, Jawed Karim, who were all early employees of PayPal. Hurley had studied design at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Chen and Karim studied computer science together at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. According to a story, repeated in the media and Chen developed the idea for YouTube during the early months of 2005, after they had experienced difficulty sharing videos, shot at a dinner party at Chen's apartment in San Francisco. Karim did not attend the party and denied that it had occurred, but Chen commented that the idea that YouTube was founded after a dinner party "was very strengthened by marketing ideas around creating a story, digestible". Karim said the inspiration for YouTube first came from Janet Jackson's role in the 2004 Super Bowl incident, when her breast was exposed during her performance, from the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Karim could not find video clips of either event online, which led to the idea of a video sharing site.
Hurley and Chen said that the original idea for YouTube was a video version of an online dating service, had been influenced by the website Hot or Not. Difficulty in finding enough dating videos led to a change of plans, with the site's founders deciding to accept uploads of any type of video. YouTube began as a venture capital-funded technology startup from an $11.5 million investment by Sequoia Capital and an $8 million investment from Artis Capital Management between November 2005 and April 2006. YouTube's early headquarters were situated above a pizzeria and Japanese restaurant in San Mateo, California; the domain name www.youtube.com was activated on February 14, 2005, the website was developed over the subsequent months. The first YouTube video, titled Me at the zoo, shows co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo; the video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, can still be viewed on the site. YouTube offered the public a beta test of the site in May 2005; the first video to reach one million views was a Nike advertisement featuring Ronaldinho in November 2005.
Following a $3.5 million investment from Sequoia Capital in November, the site launched on December 15, 2005, by which time the site was receiving 8 million views a day. The site grew and, in July 2006, the company announced that more than 65,000 new videos were being uploaded every day, that the site was receiving 100 million video views per day. According to data published by market research company comScore, YouTube is the dominant provider of online video in the United States, with a market share of around 43% and more than 14 billion views of videos in May 2010. In May 2011, 48 hours of new videos were uploaded to the site every minute, which increased to 60 hours every minute in January 2012, 100 hours every minute in May 2013, 300 hours every minute in November 2014, 400 hours every minute in February 2017; as of January 2012, the site had 800 million unique users a month. It is estimated that in 2007 YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet in 2000. According to third-party web analytics providers and SimilarWeb, YouTube is the second-most visited website in the world, as of December 2016.