STATE secondary schools are being told to ditch lessons in academic subjects and replace them with month-long projects on themes such as global warming.
The pressure to scrap the traditional timetable in favour of cross-curricular topics is coming from the government’s teaching advisers, the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA).
Mick Waters, the QCA’s curriculum director, believes the changes will help spur enthusiasm and cut truancy. He said: “The challenge for schools is to create a nourishing and appetising feast that will sustain learners and meet their needs.
Er, no, Mick; y'see, you've fundamentally misunderstood what this teaching lark is all about. Your job is to ensure that people come out of school being able to read and fucking write as an absolute minimum.
Ideally, they would also have at least one qualification too, rather than having about a quarter of children leaving school with absolutely less than fuck-all.
But what is the real agenda here, eh?
“The idea [of the new timetable] is to offer less prescription and more opportunity to interpret the curriculum. Cutting across all subjects are curriculum dimensions; a set of themes including creativity, cultural understanding and diversity.”
Oh, here we fucking go...