Maths heads for history books

22nd July 2005 at 01:00
I found your article on modern languages (TES, July 1) reminiscent of the fate of Classics as a subject in British schools.

In that case, another "core" subject that developed pupils' linguistic awareness with some rigour and exposed them to high culture and alternative ways of thinking was confined mostly to a select, and rich, few, while hoi polloi were taught to think: "I am a D; how lucky I am to be a D."

Since history appears to be repeating itself, I wonder which will be the next rigorous, logical, "core" subject to go: maths, perchance?

RJ Urquhart 2 Thomas Street Rochester Kent

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