Will McKenzie is on a bad run. His parents have just divorced and, to make matters worse, his mum has moved him from a posh private school and into the sixth form at the local comprehensive.
Despite the twin handicaps of being the new kid and carrying 'an actual briefcase', Will quickly makes new friends - Simon (Joe Thomas), Neil (Blake Harrison) and Jay (James Buckley).
Unfortunately, they are far from the coolest kids at school.
Together they attempt to navigate the perils of sixth form life - namely the school nutter, Mark "I'll rip your throat out" Donovan (Henry Lloyd Hughes), and the psychotic head of year, Mr Gilbert (Greg Davies) - while trying to make girls, like the gorgeous Carli D'Amato (Emily Head), 'notice them for who they really are'. Which is a bad move, because they are idiots.
Over the course of their first term alone, the boys' roll-call of dishonour includes; accidentally hitting a disabled girl in the face with a Frisbee, gate-crashing a funeral cortege in Simon's tiny, bright yellow car, and calling Neil's dad a 'bumder'.
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