School head defends ‘soft’ A Level options over ‘boring science stuff’

Dr Keith Gilberts, headteacher of Saxthrupton High School in Norfolk, has defended a new range of ‘A’ Level subjects offered to students, which he claims are ‘just as demanding as traditional tough subjects like maths, physics, and media studies’.

Commenting on the recommendation from elite university body, the Russell Group, that students should choose their A’ Level subjects with care, Dr Gilberts said, ‘I can assure you there is nothing soft about the subjects that we teach. We are very proud of the curriculum we provide to our students.’

‘Why study Latino or boring things that happened ages ago when you can be concentrating on really relevant subjects such as ‘Milky things’, ‘The Geography of Where’s Wally’ and ‘Matt Lucas Studies’?’

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Posted: Feb 5th, 2011 by

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