Points of view

THERE are always good all-rounders in schools, who chalk up excellent grades in every subject at GCSE, which proves that there is nothing wrong with the quality of teaching.

But there is also the majority, who can ony manage lower grades in certain subjects, which shows that children are all different in intelligence, aptitudes and powers of application.

We all know that a child may be hopeless at academic work, but may excel in bricklaying, hod-carrying, carpentry and so on, after leaving school. So why waste teachers' and children's time and effort trying to get blood out of a stone and a pile of mediocre results at the end of it?

Or are our children only pawns in a game of league tables and statistics, with no reference to individual needs or preferences?

Neville D Lewis

5D St Martin's Street

Bury St Edmunds


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