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« on: Aug 23, 2017, 06:21:31 pm »
 

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BRIT MATHS LEFT BEHIND

The Sun
Wednesday August 23, 2017

Schools in England face an "immense"  challenge to improve pupils grades in maths,  a report warns today.

The Education Policy Institute said GCSE students need to score two -thirds of  a grade higher  on average to match the performance of children
in Japan , Hong Kong and Singapore.

Former schools minister David Laws said performance  in Wales was even worse,
and "shockingly bad by international standards."



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« Reply #1 on: Aug 23, 2017, 06:28:54 pm »
 

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GCSE = General Certificate of Secondary Education
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Certificate_of_Secondary_Education



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Re: BRIT MATHS LEFT BEHIND
« Reply #2 on: Aug 23, 2017, 07:11:49 pm »
 

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I need to try to" translate " this info into equivalent American standards  so most of you can realize how badly the British Education System is failing its youth.

GCSE stands for the General Certificate in Secondary Education, aka a High School Diploma.
Children need to complete this degree of education successfully before being allowed to prepare for university.
In my day in the USA,
A GCSE would prepare one for work in business, technical or unskilled labour.

For example , this would be the basic requirement needed to be acceptable for training if one wanted to become a hairdresser
or work in food catering,  business skills,  such as accounting, or to  become a plumber or mechanic.
Then one could be eligible for admittance to a "college" programme to learn such skills.
College in the UK is NOT synonymous with the word college in the USA.
Most students do not go on for further skilled training.

If one hoped to be admitted to university education, it would be necessary to complete A levels,
an "Advanced" several years of specialized education in 3 subjects chosen by the student,
eg, history, mathematics, English, etc.
A student must pass these A levels to be considered for admittance to university.
This is very important as up until recently,
the UK paid for  all university education,
although students did not necessarily gain admittance to the universities of their choice.

A Levels would be the equivalent of a College preparatory USA  state school education PLUS the first year of university education.
This explains why bachelor degrees in the UK are only 3 years of education,
not the traditional 4 years  in the USA,

In the USA, this course work would be more difficult than that provided in  a standard High School Education,
and children would be groomed for a higher quality, more in depth education  in their subjects,
while still attending" high school".

In the USA, all students would receive 4 years of High School Education, despite what track  they were assigned or chose to follow.
This does not happen in the UK.

Are you confused yet ?

So the bottom line is, UK students are doing very poorly in mathematics compared not only to the Asian countries cited in the article above,
but also in comparison with other European countries.
Rather than investing money in enhancing and improving teaching methods,
and hiring teachers with better skills in education,
the UK is deliberating LOWERING  the standards , thus  making it easier for a GCSE student to receive a passing grade.

This is a very important issue in education, in politics and for the future of the UK economy.
People who do not understand basic maths  adequately cannot efficiently balance a budget,
understand that a 20% credit card interest fee is not in their best interest,
nor realize that a 10% discount in the supermarket is not a bargain.
Nor can they accurately count the change given to them in the supermarket,
as here in the UK , clerks are being replaced very rapidly by "self-help" check out machines .

A very serious problem indeed.



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« Reply #3 on: Aug 23, 2017, 07:12:31 pm »
 

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Who really wants to read all that detail provided by wikipedia anyway ?

I cannot even make heads or tails of it!



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« Reply #4 on: Aug 23, 2017, 07:23:26 pm »
 

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O! And forget fractions !

Todays British youth cannot understand fractions !

Take away their calculators and NO ONE knows their times tables.

I have stopped many a parent and child looking to buy calculators,
asked them basic questions such as, " what is 10 times 12?"
and been answered with bewildered looks on faces of both mother and child !

Mark Dice, loan me your camera !



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Tough new GCSE exams risk pupils' mental health, warn school leaders

BY ANDREW CHEETHAM ON 24 AUGUST 2017 GMT
https://www.davidicke.com/article/424196/tough-new-gcse-exams-risk-pupils-mental-health-warn-school-leaders



‘Tough new GCSE exams brought in for the first time this year are taking a toll on pupils’ mental health, experts have warned.

Young people taking a typical set of new reformed GCSEs will sit about eight hours more of exams than under the old system, analysis by the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) has found.

As thousands of teenagers wait to receive their exam results on Thursday, pupils in England are the first to receive grades under the new assessment structure – scheduled to roll out across all subjects by 2020.

So far only maths, English language and English literature are affected by the reforms, which include a move towards more end-of-year exams rather than regular coursework assessments.

The changes come as part of a government drive to counter grade inflation and bring UK pupils up to a “world-class standard”, but school leaders say they are already seeing increased levels of stress and anxiety in pupils.’



Read more: Tough new GCSE exams risk pupils’ mental health, warn school leaders



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« Reply #6 on: Aug 24, 2017, 02:10:34 pm »
 

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O dear !

Bring out the Prozac and other SSRIs and SNRIs.
"My kid has to take a maths exam and is worried about it !"

Then detox the kids and watch them beat each other to death with rulers and pencils.

Now is it just me who thinks this is a ridiculous reason to keep kids stupid?

Is there something abnormal with being anxious when taking a math exam ?
I thought education was a rite of passage into adulthood .

Silly me.          ::)



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