Teens' shocking grasp of 3Rs
Likewise, the possession of a grade C in maths is no indicator of numerical competence.
The Department for Education and Skills announced the introduction of a functional element in GCSEs ("New 3Rs test for teens", TES, December 16) designed to address these problems and various organisations representing secondary school teachers are up in arms.
No surprise there, then!
Martin Rolfe 17 Keyberry Park Newton Abbot Devon