YOUR report "12-year-olds to opt out of curriculum" (TES, September 14) contradicts the recent White Paper which states that by 14, most pupils "should have benefited from a broad and balanced curriculum".
Opting out of geography and history disregards the need for a socially, economically and culturally informed younger generation. They are the only subjects that address these needs.
Dr Rita Gardner
Director and Secretary
Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore, London SW7