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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’.

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Posted: Feb 5th, 2011
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Teaching of foreign languages to be replaced by ‘talking very slowly’ lessons

'Six conjugations for one verb? I think not.'Children will be able to take advanced modules in ‘Nodding Condescendingly’ and ‘Swearing in Exasperation’.

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Posted: May 5th, 2010
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Balls announces Hindsight to be taught in schools

The Minister of Education, Ed Balls, has announced today that from September 2009, the teaching of hindsight will become a compulsory addition to the national curriculum at Key Stage 3 and above.

‘Clearly, the benefits of hindsight have long been recognised, but schools have provided little or no formal teaching of the subject to date. It is to remedy this deficit that we are moving straight to an expectation that a minimum of an hour per week’s hindsight will be taught to all children aged 11 plus’ from the beginning of the next academic year.’

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Posted: Jan 3rd, 2009
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Inspectors slam first Jedi Faith School

Religious education focused too narrowly around ‘the Force’.

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Posted: Nov 20th, 2007
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National Curriculum to include the ‘Bleedin’ Obvious’

bleedin obvious lessonThere is concern that much of Britain’s workforce is under-educated in this area, and continues to fall for email scams, Readers Digest appeals and offers of extended warranties.

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Posted: Jun 9th, 2007
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