My son is in year seven and every time they start a new subject (for example, although it's part way through the year they've only just started doing cookery, after half a year of DT) the very first thing they have to do is make a poster. Apart from feeling a bit 'primary school' it doesn't feel like a very rigorous pice of work and after having done loads of posters my son has poster fatigue! He'd really like to be given 'proper' work. Is it normal for secondary schools to rely so heavily on this iddea? I know it's not very important in the general scheme of things but it feels like a waste of time when something more educational and satisfying could be done instead.