If you'd asked me this 20 years ago I would have said history, but know I have been involved in teaching some history lessons, I have started to find it more interesting.
Now, I would have to say Religious Education.......now a compulsory subject to the age of 16, i feel that this time could be more wisely spent on ensuring that pupils have a basic knowledge of the core subjects - English and Maths before they leave.
Religion of any sort. Children are too young to be brain washed into believing and should be left to develop their own opinions on the subject as they grow up.
We take WAY too many courses on American and English history. I never studied any other history than American or English/Spanish. So I got to college knowing nothing about the India/Pakistan conflict, why Korea hates Japan, or that Argentina has a problem keeping a stable gov't. We need a lot more world history, and a lot less memorization of presidents and dates and battles.
Religious Education. I also don`t belive in church or faith schools. School is for learning about every other subject, church is where you learn about religion.
Math,...., well i wouldnt completely take it away, but just take away all of the stuff that we would never use in life, i mean come on be real we would NEVER use half of the stuff in math that people learn today!
Religion. It's bad enough that about 50% of adults are daft enough to believe all the dribble without pushing it onto kids.
i wouldnt take history, science, math, or any of the core ones out. oh and i think we Need comparitive religion classes back in schools- they didnt have it for me.
some things could become optional at a certain point if we did more trade schools
Science because it's pointless to learn how your body works. Unless you happen to grow up and stare at pictures of the digestive system and be amazed, there is no point in learning about it at all. All we need to know is "Our body works in a pretty organized way."
I would take out penmanship or handwriting from primary curricula. There are many kids that have poor motor skills that find penmanship a futile exercise. It can be painful for many.
Rather, just grade or teach it alongside other writing assignments.
We used to do dance as a completely seperate subject at the beginning of secondary school. It was pretty pointless as we just used to muck around. I think, if they have to teach it then it should be a part/module within P.E as it is still physical education.
As for teaching pre-school and primary children french (compulsory) as some do, its ridiculous! They're still learning 1 language. You need to walk before you can run. Give 'em a break.
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